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.
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)