News 4 Investigates: 911 Calls - KMOV.com

News 4 Investigates: 911 Calls

You teach your children if there's a fire or someone has a heart attack, they should call 911. But you'd be amazed at the number of calls that 911 operators get which are not real emergencies. News 4 Investigates looked into the problem and found calls to 911 to ask what time the sun goes down, to ask an officer to come by to open a bottle of beer or to report and wrong order at a fast food restaurant. Click here to hear actual calls to 911 operators, some of the real emergencies and some of them, outrageous distractions for 911 operators.

Non-emergency calls to 911, tie up operators and can delay them from answering the next call that comes in, which could be a real emergency where every second counts. Police say if someone's health or safety is at risk, call 911. If there's a fire and time is critical, call 911. If someone wants to report a crime, but it happened hours ago and the suspect is long gone, call your police department's non-emergency number. If someone just needs information from the police department, don't call 911, call the non-emergency phone number. We've compiled a list of non-emergency numbers for some of the local police departments. If you don't see the phone number for your city, check the phone book.

NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
St. Louis, City (314) 231-1212
St. Louis County (314) 615-4724
Ballwin (636) 227-9636
Bel-Nor (314) 381-2971
Bel-Ridge (314) 429-2030
Bellefontaine Neighbors (314) 867-0080
Berkeley (314) 524-3313
Brentwood (314) 644-7100
Bridgeton (314) 739-7557
Chesterfield (636) 537-3000
Clayton (314) 727-4130
Cool Valley (314) 521-3502
Crestwood (314) 729-4800
Creve Coeur (314) 432-8000
Des Peres (314) 835-6200
Ellisville (636) 227-7777
Eureka (636) 938-6600
Ferguson (314) 522-3100
Florissant (314) 831-7000
Frontenac (314) 994-9300
Hazelwood (314) 838-5000
Jennings (314) 385-4672
Kinloch (314) 521-9999
Kirkwood 314) 822-5858
Ladue (314) 993-1214
Manchester (636) 207-2805
Maplewood (314) 645-4880
Maryland Heights (314) 298-8700
Moline Acres (314) 868-2433
Normandy (314)385-3300 Ext. 3016
Northwoods (314) 385-6000
Olivette (314) 993-3610
Olivette (314) 993-3610
Overland (314) 428-1221
Pagedale (314) 726-1112
Pine Lawn (314) 261-0880
Richmond Heights (314) 645-3000
Riverview (314) 868-9130
Rock Hill (314) 962-6600
Shrewsbury (314) 647-5656
St Ann (314) 428-6868
St George (314) 631-1295
St John (314) 427-8706
St Louis County (314) 889-2341
Sunset Hills (314) 849-4400
Town and Country (314) 432-4696
University City (314) 725-2211
Valley Park (STL Co. Substation) (636)225-5252
Velda City (314) 382-7004
Vinita Park (314) 428-7373
Warson Woods (314) 965-3100
Webster Groves (314) 963-5400
Wellston (314) 553-8010
Woodson Terrace (314) 427-5858

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