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The McLennan County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District has been proudly serving the citizens of McLennan County for over thirty years.  The 9-1-1 District was formed through a referendum vote of the citizens of McLennan County in 1987.

The McLennan County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District is also known as McLennan County 9-1-1, MCEAD or the 9-1-1 District. While the 9-1-1 District is not a part of the county government, MCEAD serves the citizens of McLennan County as a political subdivision of the State of Texas.

MCEAD is responsible for the 9-1-1 infrastructure in the county and is tasked with the responsibility of routing emergency calls to the appropriate public safety answering point (PSAP) through the use of a simple three digit telephone number (9-1-1). Before the creation of the 9-1-1 District, McLennan County citizens had to call the local telephone number for the agency needed during an emergency. With the implementation of Enhanced 9-1-1, residents within the county can reach a PSAP through numerous phone types including: landline, wireless, and VoIP.

The 9-1-1 District is currently working toward the implementation of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. This system will allow texting to 9-1-1, audio and video capabilities and other enhancements to the 9-1-1 system.

Member Agencies:

In addition to all unincorporated areas within McLennan County, the following incorporated municipalities lay partially or wholly within the boundaries of and are members of the McLennan County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District:

Bellmead *               Hallsburg                  McGregor*                 Waco*

Beverly Hills             Hewitt*                        Moody                     West

Bruceville-Eddy       Lacy Lakeview*         Riesel                       Woodway*

Crawford                   Leroy                          Robinson*                McLennan County

Gholson                     Lorena                        Ross

Golinda                     Mart                            Valley Mills

* Municipality that has a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)