Did you know that many of the 911 calls received in the city of Detroit do not involve true emergencies.
Calling 911 in a non-emergency creates a burden on the system and can divert critical resources from situations which are a matter of life and death.
We were all taught to call 911 in an emergency. But many people are unaware of the circumstances in which 911 should not be called.
Call 911 for emergencies ONLY:
Crimes in progress
Immediate medical assistance
To report a fire
To report a downed electrical wire or lighting pole fire
To report illegal dumping in progress
To report suspected hazardous material spill
For non-emergencies, call Telephone Crime Reporting (T.C.R) at 313-267-4600:
File a police report for an incident that already happened (break-in, auto theft, and illegal dumping)
Get information about someone in police custody
Report an abandoned vehicle
Make a noise complaint
Make an animal or drag- racing complaint after the incident is over
Report an open fire hydrant
Report neighbor trouble
Report cable or utility theft
Report your vehicle stolen
Vehicle owners seeking to file a stolen vehicle report that occurred within the city, must do so in person at any Detroit Police Districts
Help us to save emergency vehicles for emergencies. Do not call 911 for non-emergency transportation.
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