In April 1986, 94% of Smith County Voters approved the creation of the Smith County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District to design, implement, and administer a county-wide 911 system. The District is managed by a Board of Managers as required and stipulated by the Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 772. One of 24 Emergency Communications Districts (ECD) approved in the State of Texas, SC911 is responsible for:
- Delivering 911 calls with Automatic Number Identification (ANI) and Automatic Location Information (ALI) to any Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) located in Smith County.
- Administration of 911 Database where caller’s phone and location information are stored and retrieved for each 911 call.
- Administration of the 911 network and routing which deliver the call over the telephone to the appropriate PSAP.
SC 911 Emergency Communications Districts is considered body corporate and politic, exercising public and essential governmental functions and having all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the District.