UK Police Have a Clever Way to Talk To You When You Can't Talk

Since the launch of the "tap me out" app, many of you have sent me articles and ideas on the subject of keeping kids safe. One that caught my eye was about the silent call procedure in the UK.

How to call police when it’s not safe to talk out loud

When you call 999 in the UK but can't make a noise because of an imminent threat, you can indicate to the dispatcher that you need help, simply dial 55.

I wondered if we have something similar in the USA when you call 911. The information is not clear, so i can't be 100% certain this is national, but I did find a program in Massachusetts, learn more here.