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February 13, 2018 > Call if you Can. Text if you Can?t

Call if you Can. Text if you Can?t

Submitted By Hayward PD

A new public safety feature called ?Text to 911 recently went live in the Hayward Police Department. The feature allows people to use a cellular phone to send a text to police during an emergency when they cannot talk on the phone.

To use the system, callers type the numbers 911 in the recipient text field and hit the ?send? button on their cellular phone. Police dispatchers will receive the message and start a text conversation. Users are asked to refrain from using abbreviations or emojis when using this feature because it could cause confusion and delay assistance.

For details, call (510) 293-7272.

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