When to Call the Police

From durhamnc.gov:

Call 911:

  • Any fire emergency
  • Any immediate or potential threat to life or property
  • Any medical emergency
  • Any other actual or perceived emergency
  • Any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity
  • Any type of fight or disturbance
  • Any vehicle accident
  • Child or pet locked in a vehicle

Call the Non-emergency Number 919-560-4600:

  • Burglaries that occurred hours or days earlier (not in progress)
  • Vandalism to public or private property
  • Barking dogs
  • Loud music
Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns