Dearborn County Communications Center
Communications Center provides 9-1-1 service for all of Dearborn
County residents. Fire, Police, and Emergency Medical services
can be obtained by dialing
An important consideration when accessing Public Safety Services is understanding when to use 9-1-1.
If you are unsure as to
the immediacy of the need, dial 9-1-1 and let the responder decide.
Example: If your car has been broken into, but the perpetrator
is nowhere in sight, do not call 9-1-1; use the non-emergency number
listed in the telephone directory. If you observe someone
breaking into your car, call 9-1-1; there is immediate need for
assistance to stop/catch the person.
If you call 9-1-1 by
accident, do not hang up. Stay on the line and tell the
operator what happened. If you hang up, police will be sent to
your home to find out why you hung up and are not answering.
The nation-wide emergency public safety number, 9-1-1, is for emergencies only.
What is an emergency? An emergency is any crime, medical situation or fire that is in progress, or any crime that has just occurred and the suspect is still on the scene or there is a possibility of apprehension, and any personal injury accident or any accident including any including any of the above criteria.
What is an Emergency?
Crimes in progress
Suspicious activity (Prowlers, someone unfamiliar in the neighborhood)
Serious accidents / injuries
Person shot / shots fired
Robbery / burglary in progress
Natural disasters (tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.)
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