Calling 911

9-1-1 is the telephone number to call when a response from law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services is needed anywhere in Anoka County.

Emergency number for Police, Fire, EMS: 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 763-427-1212

When calling outside of Anoka County:  763-427-1212

When You Call 9-1-1...

  • State the location and type of emergency
  • Stay calm and answer the dispatcher's questions
  • Know that dispatchers are already sending help while they continue to ask questions
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher says to do so
  • If the situation changes after you hang up, call back
  • If you accidentally call 9-1-1, do not hang up.  Stay on the line and explain you misdialed.  Otherwise, we must check into your call, using up resources that others may need in an emergency.

Calling 9-1-1 for Kids...

  • Stay calm 
  • Speak clearly
  • Give the dispatcher your address (and practice it often) 
  • Stay on the phone until the dispatcher tells you to hang up