Officials with the Moore County Emergency Communications Center said Monday that the former number to the Sheriff’s Dept. — (931) 759-7323 — was transferred to the Communications Center when dispatchers moved from the Moore County Jail.
In case of an emergency, community members should dial 9-1-1, but local officials want to remind citizens to only dial 9-1-1 in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the sheriff’s department, the fire department or an ambulance.
If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It’s better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.
Examples of when to call 9-1-1 include: medical emergencies; heart attack or stroke; house fire; domestic violence; burglary or theft in progress; car accident with life threatening injuries; any suspicious activities.
Do not call 9-1-1 for any of the following: for information; when the power is out; to report a broken fire hydrant; if your water pipes burst; to get a ride for doctor’s appointment; for paying traffic tickets; for your pet; or as a prank.
Please make a note that the new number for non-emergency calls at the Sheriff’s Dept. is now (931) 759-6464.