Program Overview


The primary focus of the E9-1-1 Program is in three common areas:

  • Technology
  • Service
  • Training 


The number 9-1-1 was approved by the federal government in March 1973 to be reserved as a designated number for reporting an emergency and requesting assistance. The Florida Emergency Telephone Act passed in 1974 and was adopted by the Lee County Board of Commissioners by resolution on Jan. 30, 1985.  The Lee County Enhanced 9-1-1 System (E9-1-1) became fully functional on April 7, 1987.


In accordance with Florida Statutes 365.171-175, the mission of the E9-1-1 Program is “to carry out the directives of​ the Board of the Lee County Commissioners, to accomplish the objectives of the Florida State Plan, to meet or exceed the technical and operational standards for 9-1-1 systems and to keep the Board advised of the status of the 9-1-1 Program.”