What if I accidentally misdial 911?

Do not hang up. Instead, inform the dispatcher that you have reached the wrong number. If you do hang up, the Communications Center will call back the number to make sure everything is alright. If there is no answer or a busy signal, a law enforcement officer will be dispatched. This will needlessly take resources away from genuine emergencies.

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1. Does it have to be an emergency to call 911?
2. Why does the dispatcher ask me so many questions?
3. Can I program my home alarm system to dial 911?
4. What if I don't speak English?
5. What if I can only communicate by Teletype Device for the Deaf (TDD) or Computer?
6. Is my call to 911 confidential?
7. How are 911 call prioritized?
8. What if I accidentally misdial 911?
9. Why is it important to tell where the incident occurred instead of where I’m calling from?
10. What should I teach my children about 911?