The City of Monticello will soon add new technology features to the city’s emergency response (Smart911) system, according to a news release from the City of Monticello.

The new features will allow the city’s dispatchers, first responders, and investigators to interact with residents and be more informed through an autonomous crime tip texting hotline and emergency alerting. Smart911 is a public-private partnership which gives citizens the ability to create a free, private, and secure safety profile that integrates with the state’s 911 system.

Safety officials and Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker will launch the new features on June 28 at 10 a.m. at the central fire station on Wood Avenue.

At a brief press conference and demonstration, city officials will provide details about the new components which will be added to the city’s Smart911 technology in the coming months.

“In recent months, the City of Monticello has opted to access additional components of the Smart911 platform in order to provide better assistance to emergency responders,” the news release reads. “Through a first responders’ portal, 911Chat, and 911 facility profiles, emergency personnel will have a comprehensive understanding of the scene before they even arrive.”

For more information about Smart911, or the city’s use of Smart911, call the mayor’s office at 870-367-4400.