Funding 9-1-1 Services in NYS
In 1968, the United States designated 9-1-1 as the universal telephone number for emergency assistance. At that time, cell phones, fiber optics, and global position systems (GPS) were purely science fiction.
In New York State, our 9-1-1 systems have evolved with these technologies in order to continue dispatching emergency response services to citizens across the state. The administration and costs for the 9-1-1 program have evolved as well, from an initial function of the state police, to being county-operated and funded responsibility.
To learn more about how 9-1-1 services are funded in NYS, click the link below.