9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Text-to-911 Available

Sedgwick County Emergency Communications has the capability to accept text messages for emergency assistance. Text-to-911 is available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. Sedgwick County Emergency Communications has worked in conjunction with the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council to bring this service to the county.

The best way to contact 911 is by making a voice call. Please only utilize the Text-to-911 service in emergency circumstances where a voice call is not possible or safe. Call if you can, text if you can't. Do not send a test text message to 911.

When to Call 9-1-1

When NOT to call 9-1-1

911 Release and Authorization

If you are interested in placing an alert on your address, for example a gate code or hidden key, then please complete the 911 Request and Release for Address Notation form and return it to Elora Forshee, elora.forshee@sedgwick.gov, or mail it to 714 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203.  Information submitted will only be provided to Public Safety First Responders and will remain confidential.