TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Places That Use 911 For All Police Business

Re: Places That Use 911 For All Police Business

Arthur Kamlet (
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 21:24:46 UTC

In article <>,

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But John Levine asked about _non-emergency_
> numbers, in other words, an officer is not needed. Every Chicago
> suburb I know of has a seven-digit administrative number for the
> police as well as 911. In fact, the state law several years ago which
> established 911 required that every community also maintain a seven
> digit administrative number. PAT]

Pat, Here is Columbus Ohio, we are instructed NOT to call 911 for

Examples of nonemergencies that need police response include minor
fender benders with no injuries, reports of suspicious drug or sex
activities, and requests for special duty police to cover private

Art Kamlet ArtKamlet @ Columbus OH K2PZH

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: The same thing is true here. We are
_NOT_ to call 911 except in case of dire emergency. Some people do
call it for almost everything, but that is considered wrong. PAT]

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