FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) —Fort Smith Police said their 911 system is back up and running without issues after it was temporarily down Wednesday (Jan. 30).
According to Aric Mitchell, public information officer with the Fort Smith Police Department, a fiber optic cable for the 911 call system went down around 2:20 p.m. and was running again around 3 p.m.
While it was down, all 911 calls in Fort Smith went to Sheriff’s Office dispatch.
"There wasn't much we could do on the technical end since we were notified of this by AT&T," said Mitchell. "But we could think on our feet and get the emergency calls that might come through to the proper personnel so then they could get to us."