What is an Emergency?

Webster’s dictionary defines an emergency as "a sudden unforeseen crisis, usually involving danger, that requires immediate action."  The PSO’s would like to expand that definition to any kind of fire or wire issue, ill or injured persons requiring medical attention, or a serious crime in progress or just occurred.

Some examples of emergencies are:  House fire, car fire, brush fire, or arcing wires, ill or injured persons, and  shooting, stabbing, assault, burglary, robbery, and auto theft in progress or just occurred.

Some examples of non-emergencies are:  Loud party or music complaints, disturbing the peace complaints, locking your keys in the car, and crimes to report after the fact (happened overnight or over the weekend for example).

Should you need to contact us for a non-emergency, please use our non-emergency number (248-370-9444).  We are limited on how many 911 lines we have, and by keeping those lines clear, you just might be saving a life by doing your part to ensure that true emergency calls are able to get through!

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