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911 is not a joke: Use it!

Oct 24

911 is not a joke: Use it!

For all residents of Media Borough:

  • If you want to contact the police department, call 911.
  • If it’s an emergency, call 911.
  • If it’s not an emergency, call 911.

In short, if you want to talk to the police department for any matter at all, call 911. 

The Media Police Department has asked Borough Council and other organizations to convey this information to all residents.

As a resident, I understand the reluctance to use 911. It doesn’t … feel right. I have used it once myself years ago when a neighbor was playing music loudly at 11:00 PM at night and my kids were having trouble sleeping. So… I made the noise complaint and the people I talked to were friendly and courteous, and the music stopped shortly thereafter.

The 911 number is portrayed in movies and television as being an “emergency-only” number, but technology these days allows for the call to be routed to the correct department without much hassle.

So, the message should be crystal clear: Use 911 for emergencies and non-emergencies