For the health and safety of the community and our staff the Communications Center is closed to the public until further notice, dependent on the COVID-19 situation and status. 911 services remain open 24/7. Public records requests remain available via online.

On May 1st State of Washington Governor Inslee issued STAY AT HOME ORDER with a PHASED "SAFE START" approach. For more information go to www.coronavirus.wa.gov or contact GHC Public Health at (360) 964-1850 or www.healthygh.org/covid19

Grays Harbor Communications E911 Center can now accept Text-to-911.

  • Call if you can, text if you can't. If possible, 911 would prefer you make a voice call during an emergency, which allows the dispatcher to gather information faster then texting.

  • To send a text to 911: From your cell phone go into new message, enter 911, in message box type in the type of help you need and the address where emergency responders need to go, then send message. A Public Safety Telecommunicator will respond back with a message.

  • Text in plain English and avoid the use of common texting abbreviations. DO NOT use emoticons or attempt to send attachments such as video or pictures. The 911 Center does not have the ability to open attachments.

  • Stay with your phone, be prepared to answer questions and follows instructions from the Public Safety Telecommunicator.

  • Text-to-911 is not available in all areas of Washington State or the nation. If you text in an area without coverage, you will get a "bounce-back" message asking you to call 9-1-1 for help.