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Posted: Tuesday, 05 November 2013 7:06AM

Where 911 Calls are Received from Cell Phones



Question: When I’m away from home and need to call 911, does my cell phone connect with the current area 911 or my home area?

Answer: Your current area 911 (where you are when you call). Also, just in case, I asked our top dispatch personnel in the metro for the whole State Patrol, and they said, “Generally in most areas your call would be routed to the local 911 Center, but there are areas around the state, especially within the nine-county metro area, where your call will be routed to the State Patrol.”
I know, too, that all calls are routed quickly to where they need to be, no matter where they are received. I hope all of this answers your question, and thanks for asking.