South Dakota rolls out Text to 911 option (Audio)

March 23, 2021

PIERRE, S.D.–A second option for contacting help in an emergency is now available in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price says you can now text your emergency to 911…

Price says the service can help when a phone call is just not an option…

The program will let you know if the text got to a dispatch center or not…

Price says you should stop your vehicle and text 911 and not do so while driving.