If you need an immediate response from police, fire, or ambulance, please call 911.

Some examples of when to call 911 for police include:

  • an immediate threat to someone’s safety or life, such as screams, attacks, gunshots, and car accidents with injuries
  • an in-progress crime, like a fight or a break-in, or a report of an impaired driver
  • a serious crime that has just happened, like a sexual assault or a robbery
  • suspicious circumstances or people that could indicate a crime is about to happen, such as a prowler

More information on calling 911.

If you are ever unsure about whether or not your call is an emergency, please call 911.


If you are not calling about an emergency, here are all of your options for reporting a non-emergency. You will also find a list of alternate resources in case your call is not regarding a police matter.