HPD Launches Smart911 to Help Public in Case of Emergency
September 09, 2015
The Honolulu Police Department launched a new initiative Wednesday called Smart911.
The free service allows the public to provide information that they want first responders to have in case of an emergency.
To sign up, users can create an online profile here and input household members’ health information, including medical conditions, disabilities, or allergies. They can also include security codes, family members’ photographs, and even pet information.
“When someone calls 911, their safety profile automatically pops up on the dispatcher’s display screen,” said Chief of Police Louis Kealoha. “This information can be quickly passed along to the emergency personnel who are responding to the scene. The additional information can shorten response times, increase officer safety, and ultimately save lives.”
The profiles are stored in a Smart911 database with multiple security features and will only be used in the event of an emergency.