When should I not call 911?

You should not call 911 for non-emergency such as:

  • My neighbor's TV is really loud
  • My neighbor's dog has been barking all day 
  • Why is the power out in my neighborhood?

For non-emergency situations such as the ones outlined above, call the non-emergency line at 408-866-2101.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What should I do when I call 911?
4. What if I call 911 by accident?
5. What if I need help, but it's not an emergency?
6. When should I not call 911?
7. What if I don't speak English?
8. What if I am speech or hearing-impaired and need to call 911?
9. Cell Phones and 911