It is appropriate to call 9-1-1 for circumstances such as the following:
A serious crime in progress or just occurred, such as:
- domestic violence
- vehicle theft
A fire, medical or mental health emergency; or a traffic accident that has just occurred.
Please do not call 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls such as:
- a loud party or music
- parking violations
- barking dogs
- road information
- minor injuries
- time-delayed crime reports
- general questions
NOTE: Calls to 9-1-1 for non-emergencies require the dispatcher to divert his or her attention away from real emergencies and may create a delay in responding officers to the scene of a serious crime.