TEXT – to – 911

“Contrary to recent reports, you must ALWAYS try to CALL 9-1-1 before you try to text 9-1-1”, reports Terri Sherman, Teton County Sheriff’s Office Communications Manager. “Text-to-911″ is a much slower process and we do not receive accurate location data with it. Call 9-1-1 first and if the cellular call will not connect, then try text. Remember, calling 9-1-1 from a landline will not have as many issues because it is not dependent on cellular coverage.”  See the guidelines below for common Text-to-911 questions.FAQ 4