Non - Emergencies

Do not dial 911 if the problem is not an emergency. Look up the non-emergency number for the appropriate agency in the telephone book. If you dial 911 for a non-emergency situation, someone with a real emergency might have a delay in receiving help.


Some examples of when not to dial 911:

  • Loud music or party
  • Barking dogs or other animal problems
  • To ask directions
  • To report power outages
  • To check on severe weather or road conditions

Non - Emergency Tips

  • We recommend that you do not program 911 into your telephones speed dial. You will not forget the number and programming the number invites accidental dialing.
  • Do not dial 911 to test your phone or the 911 system. This needlessly burdens the dispatcher and the system with non-emergency calls.