What are some examples of when not to call 911?

Do not call for any of the following reasons:

  • To obtain weather or road conditions
  • To report power outages, phone or water problems.
  • To ask for directions or road names
  • For general information or for police or jail reports
  • To report keys locked in a vehicle, unless someone's safety is at risk. (Child locked in the vehicle)
  • To request a taxi
  • To find out times of scheduled events (i.e. parades, concerts, curfews)

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1. How do I report a crime, accident or suspicious activity?
2. Can I call 911 from a pay phone?
3. Can someone who does not speak English call 911?
4. What if I am hearing impaired?
5. How does the 911 Telecommunicator know my address?
6. What should I do if I have been the victim of a crime?
7. Should I report suspicious activity that I observe?
8. When should I call 911?
9. What are some examples of when not to call 911?
10. What do I do if I accidently dialed 911?
11. What information should I have ready when calling 911?
12. What is 911?
13. What is Enhanced 911?
14. What happens if I don't know my exact location when I call 911?
15. Why do Telecommunicators ask so many questions when I call 911?
16. Why does my cell phone call 911 by accident?