Residents now have TEXT to 911 options. The Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board and the Tazewell County Consolidated Communications Center, which is our dispatch center, has announced that effective January 1 they have successfully implemented TEXT to 911 options for our communities. All residents and visitors in Tazewell County can now TEXT 911 via their cellular devices. In the event someone is unable to connect with the dispatch center via text, they will receive a text response advising them to voice call 911. If you can talk, please dial 911 and allow dispatch to process your 911 call accordingly.