Marion Co. Sheriff: Don't Call 911 For Fireworks
INDIANAPOLIS -- If you pick up the phone to call police on New Year's Eve, make sure what you're calling about is an emergency.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department asks you not to call 911 on Sunday to report fireworks or loud New Year's Eve parties.
But, they do want you to dial 911 this weekend if you suspect someone is driving drunk, see someone fire a gun into the air, or need help during a major emergency like a heart attack or fire.
For everything else, call the non-emergency line at 317-327-3811.
Not sure if you should call 911 or use the emergency line? Use these guidelines from MCSO:
The MCSO 911 Center is asking for the public's help this New Year's Eve! Please DO NOT call 911 to report fireworks or loud parties. Use the guidelines below to help you determine whether you should call 911. For other non-emergency issues, call: 317-327-3811. pic.twitter.com/KpLFoToLKO
— Marion Co Sheriff IN (@MCSO_IN) December 29, 2017
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