INDIANA — Next Wednesday, the Indiana Statewide 911 Board, in collaboration with INdigital and the State Treasurer’s office, will unveil significant enhancements to the state’s Text-to-911 system designed to assist non-English speakers.
Effective March 24, 2022, individuals texting 911 will be aided by automatic translation services.
Since 2016, Text-to-911 has been available in all 92 Indiana counties, and since 2019, dispatchers have had access to live translation services.
The announcement will be made on Wednesday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the Metropolitan Emergency Services Agency at 47 South State Avenue in Indianapolis.
Making the announcement will be:
- Kelly Mitchell, Indiana State Treasurer and chair of the Statewide 911 Board
- Ed Reuter, Executive Director, Statewide 911 Board
- Maj. Mike Hubbs, Metropolitan Emergency Services Agency
- Shane Rekeweg, Indiana Market Manager, INdigital