Life and death emergencies and in-progress crimes against property which include, but are not limited to:
Calling 911 as a joke or knowing that an emergency situation does not exist is a crime and subject to prosecution. If you call 911 to see if it is working, stay on the line and advise the operator you are just testing.
Non-emergency situations, including:
What if I need police or fire assistance, but it’s not an emergency?
The non-emergency number for the Parker Police Department is 303.841.9800. This number is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Stay on the line and advise the dispatcher that you dialed in error. If you hang up, the following will happen:
In an emergency, dial 911 on your phone. It’s a free call. You can use any kind of phone: push button, rotary, cellular/wireless, cordless, or pay phone. Per federal law, you must be able to dial 911 from any pay phone without depositing money and from any cell phone even if the service has been cancelled. Stay calm and state your emergency.
Speak loudly and clearly. Give the 911 call taker your name, phone number and the address where help is needed. Answer the call taker’s questions while help is on the way. Stay on the telephone if it’s safe to do so, and hang up only when the call taker tells you to.
The following is the minimum information needed for a response:
Why does the operator need me to stay on the line after I have called for help?
Why do you ask so many questions?
Operators follow a specific line of questioning to assist with rapid identification of the situation and collection of facts. Operators do not ask these questions because they are nosy. Their primary concern is to obtain as much information as is possible to expedite the emergency response by the public safety agency and for the safety of the public and police or fire responders.