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Peoria Police Department to use Smart911 to help first responders

May 6, 2018, 4:30 AM
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PHOENIX — The Peoria Police Department announced it will use Smart911, a service that allows residents to create a profile with home information for first responders to have during an emergency.

Citizens are able to associate a phone number to information including home and work addresses, gate codes, family members, pets and vehicles, according to the department.

“Smart911 saves valuable time in an emergency and provides critical information for a tailored response,” Peoria Police Chief Roy Minter said in a release. “The additional information provided in a Smart911 Safety Profile enables us to respond faster and more efficiently.”

Personal information such as disabilities or mental illnesses within the family can also be submitted.

All information is optional.

Smart911 is available in 40 states and more than 1,500 municipalities. Tempe began using this program in 2014.

Residents can crease a free Safety Profile at www.smart911.com.

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