In April 1985, Tarrant County residents approved the creation of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District, thus setting in motion the implementation of Enhanced 9-1-1 service for the county.

The District is governed by a Board of Managers, comprised of two members appointed by the City of Fort Worth, one appointed by the Commissioners Court, the City of Arlington, the City of Grand Prairie, the City of Irving, and the Tarrant County Mayor’s Council. One non-voting member represents the major service supplier.



The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District will continuously provide reliable, accurate, responsive, and effective emergency communication networks and services to our member jurisdictions ensuring the protection of life and property for citizens in our community.




  • Ensure the availability of the 9-1-1 system to all persons and entities within the Tarrant County 9-1-1 District.
  • Provide continuous improvement of systems and services through research and implementation of industry “best practices.”
  • Enhance public education and awareness of available and future 9-1-1 services.
  • To provide leadership in the areas of legislation, regulation, and technology.
  • Advise, inform, and educate Telecommunicators to ensure adherence to federal and state emergency communications laws and requirements.