About 9-1-1

When to use 9-1-1 vs. the Non-Emergency Number


9-1-1 should only be used for an emergency such as:

·        A Crime in Progress

·        A Fire

·        Situation Requiring an Ambulance

What is an emergency? 

·        Any serious medical problem such as chest pain, seizures and/or severe bleeding.

·        Any uncontrolled or unsupervised fire.

·        Any life-threatening or severe crime in progress

What are non-emergency calls?

· Property damage accidents (‘fender benders.)

·        Vehicle break-ins (when the suspect is gone)

·        Theft (when the suspect is gone)

·        Vandalism (when the suspect is gone)

·        Panhandlers

·        Intoxicated persons who are not disorderly

·        Parking violations

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