Central Dispatch (9-1-1)
When to Call 9-1-1
9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required, such as when someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy, or a crime is in progress.
- Whenever you, or another person’s health, safety or property is compromised
- Medical emergency that is a threat to life or health
- Any in-progress crimes or when a serious crime has just occurred (sexual or other assault, robbery, child abduction)
- Downed power lines
- Domestic disputes
- Fires and/or smoke
- Car accidents with injuries
- Suspicious activity
When to call the non-emergency line
If you need police assistance that is not of an emergency nature, please use the local 10-digit non-emergency number, (989) 362-1430
- Reporting a crime with no suspect
- Reporting a crime with a suspect, but the suspect is not on scene.
- Delayed reports such as an incident that occurred the night before.
- Non-emergencies in progress, such as loud music.
- On-going crime issues or crimes that are not in-progress.