When to call 911
Call 911 for anything that requires the police, fire department, or an ambulance.
- Call to report issues that require a police officer at the scene (for example: assaults, burglaries, kidnapping, domestic disputes)
- Call to report a crime that is in progress
- Call to report suspicious criminal activity that you witness (for example: sounds of shots fired, cries for help, if you see someone carrying items from a house)
If you need an ambulance or the Fire Department to respond, call 911 immediately!
Do not call your local police precinct if you need a response, all police dispatching is done through 911.