Waukesha County

When Should I Call 911?

  • Are you involved in or witnessing a life threatening emergency?
  • Medical Problem
  • Vehicle Accident
  • Burglary In Progress/Home Invasion
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Possible Intoxicated Driver
  • Any other in progress problem that poses a threat to human life, safety, or property.

These are all situations that require either police or medical intervention as quickly as possible. Calling 911 is the best way to receive the help needed quickly and efficiently.

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help

If the reason you are calling is not an immediate threat to life, limb, or property, calling the non emergency number is the best way to receive the assistance needed. Waukesha County Communications non emergency telephone number is 262-446-5070.