Safe & Secure
The Dominican Republic is a country filled with happy locals. The island has a reputation of being welcoming, friendly, and accepting, attributes that go hand-in-hand with a sense of safety and security. That’s not to say that crime doesn’t happen, but compared to other undeveloped countries, the Dominican Republic is an easy-going and happy country mostly free of violence and crime.
If an emergency situation does arise, in 2014, the Dominican Republic launched a 911 emergency call system. Since its launch, the country has worked to get coverage across the nation with two call centers, one in Santo Domingo and the other in Santiago, to coordinate police, fire, and emergency medical services for metropolitan areas. While 911 can be accessed from any Dominican phone number, help can only be dispatched from Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Luperón, and between connecting roads. For more information on emergency aid visit: Emergency Aid.