Use 9-1-1 to save a life, report a fire, stop a crime, and to report a suspicious persons or activity that is occurring (right now). 9-1-1 is the right number to call in an emergency when a prompt response is needed. It could be a robbery or a physical fight in progress, a fire burning, or a medical problem that is happening now that could be life threatening.
When you call, we need to know as much as you can tell us about:
While on the phone with the call taker, EMERGENCY help is being dispatched. Staying on the line, if asked to do so, will NOT delay help from responding units. If it is possible and does not compromise your safety, do not hang up the phone until the 9-1-1 call taker says it is okay to hang up.
What if I call 9-1-1 by mistake?
Please stay on the line if you call 9-1-1 by accident. Simply tell the call taker that everything is OK and that you are not in need of Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical services. If you do not stay on the line we may have to send a Police Officer to your home to make sure there is not a problem.
Call our Non-Emergency Line at (310) 379-5411 to report non-emergencies such as:
Call the Police Desk at (310) 379-2477 for such things as: