911 Center


Contact Information

Lehigh County 9-1-1 Center

640 W. Hamilton Street,

10th Floor
Allentown, PA 18101


For non-emergency calls:
610-782-4659 (Fax) 

Communications Center Administrative contacts:

9-1-1 Director:  

Don Smith Jr.  610-782-4654

Operations Coordinator: 

Dan Bellesfield  610-782-4652

Training Coordinator:  

Sean Mohr  610-782-4651

Quality Assurance Coordinator:

Steve Ridgway  610-782-4677

Technology Coordinator:

Josh Bingham  610-782-4653


911 Center

The Lehigh County 9-1-1 Center was established in 1975 to provide emergency communications services to the citizens of Lehigh County.  In June of 2019, we consolidated the operations of the Allentown 9-1-1 Center into our facility.  

What is a 9-1-1 Emergency?
A fire, an automobile accident, a robbery, a burglary, a prowler outside your home, when someone is sick or injured so badly that they need to go to the hospital.

Non-emergency calls for areas in Lehigh County, not including the City of Bethlehem should be made to 610-437-5252.  Callers in in the City of Bethlehem callers should dial 610-865-7171.

WHEN IN DOUBT, DIAL 9-1-1.  A Dispatcher will handle your call accordingly.



Requesting 9-1-1 Records from Lehigh County

In Pennsylvania, copies of 9-1-1 call audio are exempt from public disclosure and as such are not able to be released to the public.

Individuals or law firms requesting copies of records should contact the 9-1-1 Center's Records Custodian at 610-782-4652 for further information and to obtain records that may be available for release.  Please note that many records related to 9-1-1 calls are exempt from public disclosure under Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know law.

DO NOT use the records request form on this web page.

Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS agencies requesting copies of records should click on the "Forms" link above and navigate to the "Records Request-Public Safety Agency" form.   




Public Safety Radio System Project

The County of Lehigh has embarked on the beginning stages of a new public safety radio system project.  Updates will be provided as necessary on this section of our webpage.

The first phase of the project consisted of a needs assessment survey for our system users.  The results of the survey are available at the following link:

Needs Assessment Survey February 2022



Yes, 9-1-1 in Lehigh County can accept Text Messages.

IN AN EMERGENCY, WHENEVER POSSIBLE DIAL 9-1-1 from a regular or wireless (cellular) phone to access help.  Text messages to 9-1-1 should only be used when you are unable to make a voice call.