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What qualifies as a police emergency?

A police emergency is any situation that requires immediate police response to protect life and/or property. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Assaults
  • Burglaries
  • Damage to property
  • Domestics
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Suicides

Remain Calm & Remain on the Line

Try to remain calm while talking to the Dispatcher and stay on the line until they tell you it is ok to hang up. You may have to remain on the line until responding Law Enforcement arrives on the scene. Depending on the situation, the Dispatcher will be asking questions that will help ensure officer safety, public safety and your safety.

Safety Concerns

While obtaining information about the situation you will be asked if you and/or other people involved are safe. If the answer is no, they will try to help you to get yourself and others to a safer location.

More Information

For more information about police emergencies, please review the Police Emergencies page.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should you call 911?
3. What should you expect when calling 911?
4. What does the 911 Center expect from me when I place a 911 call?
5. What if I call 911 by mistake?
6. Can you find me if I call 911 from my cell phone?
7. How can I help Emergency Responders find me faster?
8. Can I text 911?
9. What qualifies as a police emergency?
10. What qualifies as a fire emergency?
11. What qualifies as a medical emergency?
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