By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
(Photo by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson)
Jan. 5, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) The County of San Diego Sheriff’s department announced that a new service has been added to request emergency help----texting 9-1-1. The option covers requesting help from the Sheriff’s department, fire/emergency medical services (EMS), and all police.
While it is still recommended to call 9-1-1 first, this new feature, according to SDSO’s office, is to be used if a call cannot be placed. The department does caution the option might be slower than calling.