New technology in County allows 911 texts
Camden County's ability to accept 911 text messages this summer will lead the state with a technology advance that will better protect residents. Supporters say the text service would be useful to those with speech or hearing problems, or could prove crucial in circumstances - such as a burglary - where individuals are hiding and afraid to speak while seeking help. Residents who may have difficulty making a phone call in an emergency situation can text 911 and receive follow up texts from the County Communications Center. It is also useful if you have texting capabilities but not phone reception. The new system is anticipated to go online in July and will have the capability to give call takers the exact address where a 911 call originated.