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When to Call (Not to Call) 9-1-1

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WHEN YOU SHOULD CALL 9-1-1

All 9-1-1 calls should involve emergencies needing immediate assistance such as:

  • A crime being committed
  • An ambulance is needed
  • Smoke or fire is visible
  • Anytime law enforcement, fire, or medical personnel is needed

If you are in doubt a situation is an emergency, CALL 9-1-1. A telecommunicator will assist you in determining your need.

DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Report or check on a power outage
  • Inquire about road conditions
  • Check on school closings
  • Asking for a telephone number (directory assistance)
  • Asking about community events

What to do if you accidentally dial 9-1-1 for what ever the reason "Do Not Hang Up", stay on the phone and speak with the telecommunicator.  No matter how quick you hang up the phone the 9-1-1 call will always go through to the center.

 

NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: 

For non-emergency calls or to contact the administrative offices of Chatham County Emergency Operations or the Chatham County Sheriff's Department, please dial 919-542-2811.

 

Direct Phone Numbers for Chatham County offices:

 911 Addressing   919-545-8161
 Road Names or Directions          919-545-8163
 Sheriff Mike Roberson  919-545-8122
 Magistrate's Office  919-545-3519
 Jail  919-545-7802
 District Attorney's Office  919-545-3510
 Records  919-545-8158
 All Gun Permits  919-545-8120
 Warrants  919-545-8121
 Clerk of Court  919-545-3500
 Fingerprinting  919-545-8142