Smart 911

Sign up for smart 9-1-1 today to give first responders more information. Help us help you!

Smart 911 - Sign up Today!

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 (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

B 4 U TXT - Voice Is Best

Text-to-911 is available in Lake county and throughout Indiana

When to Text 911

  • Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disability
  • Unable to speak due to injury or medical emergency
  • Situation where speaking out loud would increase the threat
  • Cannot make phone call due to poor cellular signal

(Photo and video messaging are not yet available.)


RAPID SOS Enhanced Locations

 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.


Missing Kids Readiness Program

 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.