What if I accidentally dial 911?

If you accidentally dial 911, do not hang up. The call will complete to the Dispatch Center even though you hang up. The dispatcher will attempt to call you back to see if there is an emergency or possibly send an officer to your address to check on you. Stay on the line and advise the dispatcher that you misdialed. They will verify your address and telephone number before releasing your call.

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1. When did Whiteside County establish 911?
2. What is E911?
3. Where are 911 calls answered in Whiteside County?
4. What are instances where 911 should be used?
5. When should 911 not be used?
6. What if I accidentally dial 911?
7. Can I dial 911 from a cell phone which no longer has service?