Thanks to a new statewide program, New Jersey residents will be able to reach 911 via text message.


Press of Atlantic City says the new system is being introduced by Attorney General Christopher Porrino and other officials at Rutgers University on Wednesday (tonight).

This new system is another way for people to reach out to authorities in case of emergencies. Instead of resorting only to phone calls, now we can text too!

Initially this system was being tested and introduced in Camden County. It's great to see the system be implemented statewide, especially when cellphones are everyone's primary form of communication.

Even with this new system, The FCC (federal Communications Commission) still prefers that you call police over a text message.

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