911 Is No Joke

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Call 9-1-1 for Emergencies: 911 Is No Joke phone

  • Crimes In Progress

  • Life Or Death Situations

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Shots Fired

  • Accidents / Injuries

  • Report A Fire

Call 414-933-4444 for City of Milwaukee Non-Emeergency Police:

  • Crimes NOT In  Progress (Reports)

  • Welfare Check

  • Theft / Vehicle Theft

  • Loud Music

  • Property Damage

  • Drug Dealing / Loitering

  • Abandoned Property

Call 2-1-1 for Social Services: 

  • Basic Needs
    (food, clothing, income support assistance and government programs) 
  • Housing
    (emergency shelter, housing navigation)
  • Wellness
    (health care, mental health resources,  substance use disorder assistance)

  • Children & Families
    (support programs, job skill training, legal assistance, consumer protection)

Call 414-286-CITY (2489) for City Services and Programs: 

  • Property Violations
    (over-grown grass and weeds, garbage and other debris, neglected buildings, etc.)

  • Nuisance Violations
    (barking dogs, neglected vehicles)

  • Non-Emergency Health Concerns
    (environmental, inspections, water)

  • Non-Environmental Road Concerns
    (clogged sewer drains, sidewalk repair, missing or damaged street signs, 
    street light & traffic signal outages, potholes, downed trees)

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1. Call 9-1-1 Only In An Emergenecy

Sample Social Message: Call 9-1-1 only in an emergnecy. For non-emergency City of Milwaukee Police Services call 414-933-4444. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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2. If You Call 9-1- By Mistake

Sample Social Message: If you call 9-1-1 by mistake do not hang up the phone. Let us know ansd then you will be allowed to disconnect. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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3. When To Call : 9-1-1 and 414-933-4444

Sample Social Message: Call 9-1-1 for emergencies only: crimes in progress, life or death situations, medical emergencies, shots fired, accidents/injuries, report a fire. Call 414-933-4444 for City of Milwaukee Non-Emeergency Police: crimes not in progress (reports), welfare check, theft/vehicle theft, loud music, property damage, drug dealing/loitering, abandoned property. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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4. When To Call : 2-1-1 and 414-286-CITY (2489)

Sample Social Message: Call 2-1-1 for social services: basic needs, housing, wellness, children and familes. Call 414-286-CITY (2489) for City of Milwaukee Services and Programs: property violations, nuisance violations, non-emergnecy health concerns, non-environmental road concerns. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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5. Do NOT Call 9-1-1 For Cats In Trees

Sample Social Message: Do NOT call 91-1 for cats in trees. We know you love your cat Mr. Whiskers, but he will eventually come down when he's ready. Be patient and please keep the line open for ture emergencies. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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6. Do NOT Call 9-1-1 ForDrive-Thru Issues

Sample Social Message: Do NOT call 9-1-1 for drive-thru issues. We know it can be frustrating to wait in line, but be patient and please keep the line open for ture emergencies. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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7. If You Butt-Dial 9-1-1 Don't Hang Up

Sample Social Message: If you butt-dial 9-1-1 don't hang up. Let us know that it was a mistake and then you will be allowed to disconnect. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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8. If You Pocket Dial 9-1-1 Don't Hang Up

Sample Social Message: If you pocket dial 9-1-1 don't hang up. Let us know that it was a mistake and then you will be allowed to disconnect. Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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9. Call 9-1-1 For Medical Emergencies

Sample Social Message: Call 9-1-1 dfor medical emergencies. MORE HERE... Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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10. Don't Hesitate To Call 9-1-1 for Drug Overdoses

Sample Social Message: Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1 for drug overdoses. MORE HERE...Good Sam Law?  Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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11. Call 9-1-1 To Report Crimes In Progress Only

Sample Social Message: Call 9-1-1 for crimes in progress only. Call 414-933-4444 for City of Milwaukee Non-Emeergency Police and crimes not in progress (reports). Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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12. Teach Kids How To Call 9-1-1 To Save A Life

Sample Social Message: Teach kids to call 9-1-1 to save a life. MORE HERE... Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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13. Teach Kids How To Call 9-1-1 To Save A Life

Sample Social Message: Teach kids to call 9-1-1 to save a life. MORE HERE... Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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14. Stay Calm And Call 9-1-1 In Emergencies

Sample Social Message: Stay calm and call 9-1-1 in emergencies. MORE HERE... Learn more at milwaukee.gov/911IsNoJoke. #911IsNoJoke

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