Education and Awareness

Calling 9-1-1


Dallas County 911 is proud to serve the community and proud to provide communication support in times of emergencies. The Dallas County 911 dispatchers are trained extensively to handle an array of emergency situations. Dispatchers realize that they are not immediately affected by an emergency; however, it is important for callers to remain calm when a calling 911. 


Most people only dial 9-1-1 once or twice in their lifetimes. This experience can be frightening. It is important to remember that the job of dispatchers is to gather the necessary information to make appropriate decisions and to send the correct emergency personnel for the situation.   




For an incident that involves anything other than a threat to Life or Property, call our 

Non-Emergency number 417-345-1999 and press "1".
Your call will be answered by a
telecommunicator as soon as possible.