Where is the Emergency?"
While it is important that the public be knowledgeable
in the use of "911", a great number of these calls are
non-emergencies or false in nature. Many individuals
when trying to reach "411" dial "911" by mistake. If you
do this, please stay on the line and do not hang up.
Once you dial 911 your address and telephone number are
instantly displayed and the police are dispatched to
your location, even if you hang up. Remember, it is
important to let the dispatcher know you only misdialed
and there is no emergency.
you dial 911 from your cell phone, your phones
approximate location and your cell phone number is
displayed. Remember to give the dispatcher your
exact location. If you dialed 911 by accident,
remain on the phone and tell the dispatcher you only
misdialed and there is no emergency.
Please use "911" for emergencies only! For all other
police calls use the main Police Department number 
Lastly, a reminder that making false "911" calls is
against the law and anyone apprehended doing so will be
prosecuted. In case you are wondering, a false "911"
call is a violation of the New Jersey Criminal Code,
specifically N.J.S.A. 2C:33-3.
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