Text To 911 emergency service was approved by the Muskogee City-County Enhanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority on Wednesday.
The authority voted to sign a contract with West Safety Services, which will provide routing services and enable the 911 text service to Muskogee County dispatch stations. The contract was signed for five years at a total cost of $33,625.
West will work with local phone service providers to enable the text service between customers and dispatch officers in Muskogee County. The service is expected to be implemented by Fall 2018, said Darryl Maggard, 911 coordinator.