Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

Josephine County Emergency Calls Rising

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A rise in 911 calls in Josephine County has dispatchers stretched thin. The county sheriff’s office says it’s busy answering hundreds of more calls since the public safety levy failed in last May’s primary. Dispatchers say from March to April, 813 calls came in for the sheriff’s office. After the failed … Continue reading »