9-1-1 Facts

Coffee County 9-1-1 is funded solely by a 9-1-1 Surcharge of $1.75 levied on each device capable of dialing 9-1-1. This rate is set by law and administered/collected by a Statewide 9-1-1 Board.

America’s very first 911 call was made in Haleyville Alabama in 1968. Enhanced 911 went live countywide in Coffee County in 1999.

Today, more than 85 percent of all 9-1-1 calls are made via cell phones to 9-1-1 centers around the country and citizens continue to cancel their wire-line service and rely on their wireless phones as their primary telephone service. We would caution all citizens to make sure they have very good cell service inside & outside their residence before becoming too dependent on their cell phones.