Beatrice Police Department
How To Use 9-1-1
Act Promptly In An Emergency
Seconds count in an emergency! When fire, police or medical emergencies occur, 9-1-1 can help save precious time. It can mean saving a home, property or even a life.
When you have an emergency in Beatrice or in Gage County, just dial 9-1-1. It is easy to remember, and your call is answered by a specially trained operator who will provide you with assistance in your emergency.
How To Use 9-1-1
- Dial 9-1-1
- When the operator answers tell them which emergency agency you need, describe the emergency, and give the exact location where help is needed. (Example: 1212 Maple Street, 12th and Grant, 200 block north Pine.)
When Should You Dial 9-1-1
9-1-1 should be dialed when an ambulance, fire unit, sheriff or police officer is needed at a particular location.
How 9-1-1- Works
When you dial 9-1-1 your call is received by a Telecommunication Operator in the Police Department who is responsible for processing your call. The operator determines what agency is needed, and what type of emergency you have. The priority of the call will determine the response time in which the call will be dispatched.
Telephone Number Displayed
An added safety feature, your telephone number is displayed when the operator answers your call. This provides greater protection for residents because it enables the operator to call you back if in the excitement you neglect to give all the necessary information to obtain assistance. Knowing the telephone number of an emergency call can help the operator track down the location of the call should the caller be unable to talk. 9-1-1 is to be used for emergency purposes only. For other fire, police, ambulance or sheriff's office non-emergencies, please check your telephone directory for the seven-digit telephone number.
MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY KNOWS: IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1