POLICE DEPARTMENT - 911 Service
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911 is the number to dial for the fastest possible emergency response when you need emergency POLICE, FIRE, or MEDICAL ASSISTANCE in a life or death situation.
Your call is answered by a county operator to determine if you need FIRE, MEDICAL, or POLICE assistance.
When to dial 911
- 911 is the number to dial when an emergency is occurring or has just occurred.
- No money is needed for calling 911 from a pay phone.
- Stay calm. Give your name, location and nature of the emergency.
- Answer the 911 operators questions as accurately as possible.
- Never hang up on the 911 operator until you are told to do so.
- Do not dial 911 for non-emergency situations.
- For non-emergency situations call the Painesville Police non emergency line 440-392-5840.