The latest E-Comm quarterly newsletter states that one-in-five 9-1-1 calls for police are not an emergency. Examples of recent police matters that should of been reported on non-emergency lines include:
- Vehicle break in that happened three days earlier
- Motor vehicle crash with no injuries and the vehicle was driveable
- A break-in that occurred 90 minutes earlier, with no suspect on scene and no one at risk
Calling the 9-1-1 line for a non-policing matter takes up valuable resources. Jody Robertson, E-Comm spokesperson says nuisance calls are a a very serious issue. “Our call-takers must listen to every caller and ask questions about the caller’s situation”.
For more information on when to call 9-1-1 vs when to call non-emergency, please stop by our office.