More Than 70 L.A. County Law Enforcement Agencies Now Equipped to Receive 911 Text Messages: LASD

More than 70 Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies can now receive and respond to 911 text messages, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.

In a statement, the department said all of its stations as well as the following agencies now have that ability:

Alhambra Police Department
Arcadia Police Department
Azusa Police Department
Baldwin Park Police Department
Beverly Hills Police Department
Burbank Police Department
California Highway Patrol
California Polytechnic University Campus Police
California State Long Beach Campus Police
California State University Campus Police
California State University Los Angeles Campus Police
California State University Northridge Campus Police
Cerritos College Police Department
Claremont Police Department
Covina Police Department
Downey Fire Department
Downey Police Department
El Camino College Police Department
El Monte Police Department
Glendale Police Department
Glendora Police Department
Huntington Park Police Department
Inglewood Police Department
Irwindale Police Department
La Verne Police Department
Long Beach Fire Department
Long Beach Police Department
Los Angeles City Fire Department
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles Police Department
Monrovia Police Department
Montebello Police Department
Monterey Park Police Department
Palo Verdes Estates Police Department
Pasadena Police Department
Pomona Police Department
Redondo Beach Police Department
San Fernando Police Department
San Gabriel Police Department
San Marino Police Department
Santa Monica Police Department
Sierra Madre Police Department
Signal Hill Police Department
South Bay Regional Police Department
South Gate Police Department
South Pasadena Police Department
Torrance Police Department
University of Southern California Police Department
Verdugo Police Department
Vernon Police Department
West Covina Police Department
Whittier Police Department

"The SMS Text-to-9-1-1 service will be available for use by the deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech impaired citizens, and in any situation where it would be too dangerous to make a voice call to 9-1-1," the statement said.