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  • Emergency Communications Director Elora Forshee

    Elora Forshee

    or 316.263.6011 If calling from outside Sedgwick County.

    Administrative Number:
    p. 316.660.4977

    This number should not to be used to report emergencies and is not staffed 24/7.

    714 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

  • Sedgwick County 9-1-1 - Don't Play Around and Lock It Down!  Be sure you have set your lock on your cell phone.  Accidental calls to 9-1-1 from cell phones tied up dispatchers unnecessarily for nearly 3,739 hours in 2014.

9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Download a printable flier about calling 9-1-1.

Text-to-911 Available

Sedgwick County Text-to-911 Release

Sedgwick County Emergency Communications has the capability to accept text messages for emergency assistance. Text-to-911 is available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. Sedgwick County Emergency Communications has worked in conjunction with the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council to bring this service to the county.

The best way to contact 911 is by making a voice call. Please only utilize the Text-to-911 service in emergency circumstances where a voice call is not possible or safe. Call if you can, text if you can't. Do not send a test text message to 911.

When to Call 9-1-1

  • To report a medical emergency

  • To report a fire

  • To report a crime

  • To report any activity that is harmful to a person, animal or property

  • To report any suspicious activity that might result in harm to any person, animal or property.

When NOT to call 9-1-1

  • To report power outages (unless medical equipment depends on power) or for your call to be transferred to the power company.

  • To report downed tree limbs not presenting an immediate threat to life or property.

  • To report loud noises or other nuisances - especially during peak times, such as holidays

  • To report the use of legal fireworks

  • To receive driving directions.

911 Release and Authorization form

Sedgwick County...working for you

The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.