Now you can text emergencies to 911 from anywhere in N.J. PISCATAWAY — New Jersey is joining a growing number of states that allow people in emergency situations to send a text message to 911, officials announced on Wednesday.

The new technology is one way law enforcement officials are trying to keep pace with a growing number of emergency calls placed by cell phones. Seventy percent of 911 calls are placed from a cell phone, said Attorney General Christopher Porrino, citing data from the Federal Communications Commission.

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