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When to Use 9-1-1


9-1-1 is for emergencies only. Emergencies include immediate threats to life or property.


  • You are experiencing a medical emergency
  • Someone is breaking into your home right now
  • Your neighbor's home is on fire


Call 760-931-2197, when you need the police, but there is no immediate threat to life or property.


  • Your vehicle has been stolen.
  • You are receiving threatening or harassing phone calls.
  • You have been in a minor traffic collision, and no one is injured.