Smart911 Safety Profile service is available to all Arkansans through an act of the State Legislature. The service is paid for, it is ready for residents to use – all that needs be done is for individuals to sign up.
Reason No. 5 – Missing Children: When a child goes missing every second counts, and getting a recent photo in the hands of law enforcement officers is vital. By including photos of children or other family members in a Safety Profile, police in the field can have a photo in hand in a matter of seconds or minutes.
A mother in Pulaski County experienced this first hand when her daughter went missing from the after school bus transport. She called 9-1-1 and her daughter’s photo was immediately available to dispatchers because of a Safety Profile; her daughter recovered safely a short time later.
This is why Arkansas’ Morgan Nick Foundation, a support network for parents and families of missing children, advocates for the use of Smart911.
Remember Reason No. 1 - mobile telephone service, unlike landline service, does not provide name and address for 911 calls. As mobile service increases, so do the calls 911 dispatchers receive without location information, increasing the time it takes to learn caller locations – and most 911 calls are made from home.
Create your Smart911 Safety Profile online at www.smart911.com - just sign in and then follow the instructions.
For those without home Internet service, public-access computers are available at
Cabot - Arlene Cherry Memorial Public Library, 506 North Grant St.
Carlisle - Carlisle Public Library, 105 E. Fifth St.
England – William F. Foster Library, 100 East Taylor St.
Lonoke - Marjorie Walker McCrary Memorial Public Library 204 E. Second St.
Ward - Ward Public Library, 405 Hickory St. (Ward City Complex).
There is also a public access computer in the lobby of Cabot city hall, 101 North Second St.