Elkhart County’s 911 Center is also on the cutting edge of technology. When you are experiencing an actual emergency, you should “CALL WHEN YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU MUST.” The 911 Center now has an option for the hearing impaired and deaf community (or for anyone in a situation that would be put them in danger by making a voice call). For example, for emergencies like home invasions, kidnapping, the presence of an active shooter, etc. you may not be able to speak on the phone without being discovered by the bad guy. In these situations, texting may be your best lifeline for getting help. Simply send a text to 911. Give the address of your present location and the details of your emergency. Avoid using slang or abbreviations. Also, for the present, it is best if you text in English.
Ask-the-Sheriff a question by emailing Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers at brogers@elkhartcountysheriff