At their March 20th regular meeting, the 9-1-1 Commission received an overview of the Communications District’s 2017 activity. The Natchitoches Parish Communications District (Natchitoches 9-1-1) works hand-in-hand with law enforcement, fire, and Emergency Medical Service providers in all parts of the parish in a unified effort to provide a well-coordinated emergency response system.
During 2017 residents, visitors, and travelers in Natchitoches Parish called 9-1-1 a total of 22,504 times. 89% of these 9-1-1 calls originated from cell phones, and 96% of all 9-1-1 calls received were answered in 10-seconds or less. In addition to 9-1-1 emergency calls, our two call centers answered over 89,497 non-emergency calls.
In addition to providing the technology utilized by both the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office emergency call center, and the Natchitoches Police Department emergency call center, the 9-1-1 district also provides a parish-wide Emergency Warning System, which logged 58 activations in 2017. District staff processed 191 Address Applications, 250 address site inspections, and performed over 300 updates to the geographic information system used by first responders to locate emergencies within the parish. The Natchitoches Parish 9-1-1 system serves as the “Gateway to Public Safety Services in Natchitoches Parish.