A 911 Center can only dispatch agencies belonging to its jurisdiction. Where you are calling from could be in one jurisdiction, and the location in which an incident occurred could be another. The Moore County 911 Communications Center can only dispatch for the law and/or fire and rescue departments we serve.
For example, if you are shopping at a store in Southern Pines and, upon returning to the parking lot, discover that someone had "keyed" your vehicle. Instead of calling the police at that time, you return to your residence in Aberdeen, and call 911 to report the damage. The dispatcher answering the phone will ask where your vehicle was when the damage occurred. When you state "in Southern Pines", the dispatcher will have to transfer your call to the Southern Pines Police Department, because Southern Pines Police is not an agency dispatched out of the Moore County 911 Center. In this instance, you may have to return to the Southern Pines city limits to meet with the officer to make a report.