Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer Offers Tips in Safely Calling Emergency Services


If a situation arises and 911 needs to be dialed, removing yourself from the incident is one of the best tactics in safely calling emergency services, explains Monmouth Police Department Chief Joe Switzer:

“If you are involved in an incident and feel like you need to call 911, sometimes the best thing is to leave the situation, to get away from it, put some separation there between the two parties that are engaged in the incident. There are times that people call 911 in the heat of the incident. To safely call 911, again disengage from the incident, leave the location you are at if you can, and make the call safely. Other times they may not be able to do that. You can dial 911 and have your phone in your pocket or have it sitting on the table or wherever you are at. The call will still come into us and most times we hear what is going on on the other end. Obviously we are sending officers to that location because we can pinpoint locations on 911 calls.”

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