Text-to-911 - Coming Soon

In an emergency, we always want you to call 9-1-1. But for those instances when you’re unable to call, Arlington County plans to offer a text-to-911 capability in 2015. Learn more.

Keep Informed On the Go: Arlington Alert

Get real-time safety information and emergency alerts via email, mobile phone or smart phone. Existing subscribers will be getting messages to update account information over the next several months. Thank you for your patience as we improve our system.

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Active Shooter Preparedness

What is your plan if you hear gunshots; Run? Hide? Fight? The Navy Yard shooting and Montgomery Mall shooting puts active shooter preparedness on the front burner once again.

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Video: Don't Get Caught In the Dark

The Wilsons, a fictitious family in Arlington, discuss what they'd do if the power went out.