Only dial 911 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency service such as police, fire or emergency medical services. All 911 calls are received by emergency 911 operators who are trained to screen calls quickly and efficiently. When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, use one of the non-emergency 7-digit telephone numbers found in our police directory or dial the police dispatch center at (201) 865-1111.