Citizens in St. Tammany Parish are safer today because of our improved 9-1-1 system. In early 2007, the St. Tammany Parish Communications District installed new communications equipment in 9-1-1 centers through out St. Tammany Parish. With this new equipment, 9-1-1 call takers are able to send police, fire and medical help to you quickly and accurately. St. Tammany Parish call centers are equipped with enhanced 9-1-1 and wireless phase I and wireless phase II technology.
The St. Tammany Parish Communications District is funded by the emergency 9-1-1 fee assesed on your landline or cell phone bill. The fees are $1.00 per residential landline, $2.00 per business landline and .85 cents per cell phone.
St. Tammany Parish Communications District is ready to serve you.
Due to recent social media postings, St Tammany Parish Communications District would like to address the issue of dialing 112 from a cell phone to be connected to an emergency call center. 9-1-1 is the only emergency number that should be dialed in an emergency situation. 112 is an emergency number used in some foreign countries but is not universally recognized in the United States. Your emergency call to 112 may not be directed to an emergency call center as it is when you dial 9-1-1. It is very important for the residents of the Parish to be familiar with both 9-1-1 and non emergency numbers for the city in which they reside.
Emergency numbers vary from country to country and are usually a three digit number. By using a three digit number, emergency services can be reached quickly and easily. In many European countries 112 was introduced as the emergency number, but residents in the United States need to use 9-1-1 when reporting any emergency requiring law enforcement, fire services or emergency medical services.
Public and private groups are encouraged to contact Athena Walker the Public Education Coordinator for speaking engagements and all 9-1-1 presentations for all age groups at 898-4911 or
9-1-1 is here to help you. In order to best accomplish this, we need YOU to help US help YOU!
Visit our Public Education area to have many common questions answered and learn more about just how 9-1-1 operates.
Our Geographical Information Systems works with 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers, law enforcement, emergency medical services, governmental agencies, and citizens to make the best mapping information available so that 9-1-1 can locate you as quickly as possible.