"It really gives a great option for people to add some information into the system that can help us in the long run," said Officer Brandon Sheffert with the department.
Smart911 is a database that allows users to create a profile -- they can fill out information that would be helpful to police if the person was involved in an emergency like a phone number, home address and a gate code, for example.
Then, if a user was to call 911, the information would automatically pop up on the dispatcher screen to send to the officer responding to the call for help.
Peoria Police said they decided to add the system to aid in some of their more difficult calls, as this system allows you to add specific details, even photos.
"We're always scrambling to get photos of missing children or, you know, a lot of times we see those Silver Alerts or missing elderly."