Emergency and Non-Emergency Numbers

If you need EMERGENCY police, fire, or medical aid: Call 911

24-hour NON-EMERGENCY: 253-287-4455 or 800-562-9800

​Tips For Using 911
Be prepared when you call 911. To enter a call for dispatch, they will need to know WHERE (the address) and WHAT (the problem). If you dial 911 for any reason - even accidentally - stay on the line. To learn more, visit Tips For Using 911 or leer en español. For additional resources, visit South Sound 911.

Text-to-911 is NOT a method of convenience.  The service is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak or hear in an emergency.  A voice call is still the preferred and most efficient method of contacting 911.  Simply stated, call if you can, text if you can't.  

For more info regarding the Text-to-911 service through South Sound 911 please visit Text-to-911
For more info regarding Text-to-911 service throughout Washington State visit WA State EMD
For general 911 service information please visit South Sound 911 FAQs
"Things to Remember When Calling 9-1-1" (NENA - National Emergency Number Association)
"General Information about Text-to-911 for the Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, and Speech Disabled" (NENA - National Emergency Number Association)