Monday, May 30, 2016

911- New Non-emergency Numbers

For decades, Snohomish County citizens have been told to call 911 for emergency and non-emergency calls. This included emergency life and death calls, calls about suspicious activity, calls for animal control.

Effective on June 1, both SNOPAC and SNOCOM, the two 911 agencies in Snohomish County, will institute non-emergency phone numbers. The non-emergency numbers are intended for non-life threatening situations that have no immediate danger to life or property. The purpose of the non-emergency number is to reduce potential delays on the 911 line while continuing to provide service for non-emergency matters.

Some situations to call the non-emergency numbers include reporting found property, reporting suspicious activity that is not in progress, reporting the discovery of a burglary or theft not in progress or when you do not have suspect information, illegal fireworks, noise complaint, reporting an abandoned vehicle.

Call 911 when you have an emergency situation such as a life threatening medical situation, robbery/burglary/car prowl in progress, a suicide attempt in progress.

If you are not sure if your situation is an emergency call 911.

To report a power outage, call the Snohomish County PUD at (425) 783-1001. Call 911 if power lines are down on a street or road or otherwise causing a danger.

The Non-emergency phone numbers are:

SNOPAC- (425) 407-3999

SNOCOM- (425) 775-3000

SNOPAC services police and fire agencies such as the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Everett Police Department. For a complete list of the agencies that it services go to

SNOCOM services police and fire agencies in the southwest portion of Snohomish County. For a list of agencies that it supports go to

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:

Mill Creek Beacon:

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