Smart 911 is a FREE and secure service provided by Lake County 911 to enhance our ability to respond to emergencies. Lake County residents should go to www.smart911.com (or download the app) and create a safety profile. The safety profile contains as much, or as little, information as the resident wants to provide to help our professional dispatchers send help. The information is kept strictly private and only used if you call 9-1-1. Help us help you!
Text-to-911 is available in Lake county and throughout Indiana.
When to Text 911
(Photo and video messaging are not yet available.)
Lake County's partners at RapidSOS work to deliver accurate location and rich emergency data to telecommunicators through existing call-taking, dispatch, and mapping software. What does this mean for you? More accurate location information, especially when calling 911 from a cellular (mobile) phone.
The Missing Kids Readiness Program promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Agencies are recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® for meeting essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to a missing child incident. Lake County is proud to be a MKRP member.