Toll Free Number
For 9-1-1 Addressing Calls
The GCRPC developed a Regional 9-1-1 Plan to cover DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties. Calhoun County was not included in the regional plan since it had previously established a 9-1-1 emergency communications district. The plan approved by the Commission on State Emergency Communications, the State 9-1-1 Commission, includes Automatic Number Identification (ANI), Automatic Location Identification (ALI), Selective Routing (SR) and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). These enhanced features allow for the display of the ten digit telephone number of the emergency caller and the address for that telephone to be displayed at the public safety answering point when 9-1-1 is dialed.
Essentially a user based system, a local service fee of 50 cents per local exchange access line per month is collected and maintained at the state level. In addition, an equalization surcharge fee of three-tenths of one percent is also imposed on each customer receiving intrastate long distance service. This surcharge is collected by the State and distributed to those regions where the local service fees collected are not enough to establish 9-1-1 service. These funds are used to establish and upgrade the 9-1-1 equipment and to assist the counties in providing physical addresses to all residents.
The GCRPC 9-1-1 Department has implemented an Internet Protocol (IP) - enabled network. This network is currently able to push out updated maps to all of the region's Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The end goal of this project is to be in alignment with CSEC's NG9H Master Plan.
Director of Regional 911 Services
For additional information contact Lesley at (361) 578-1587, Fax (361) 578-8865 or
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