Quick Answer: Will You Get In Trouble For Accidentally Calling 911?

Everyone makes mistakes, and there is no penalty to accidentally calling 911.

The Communications Dispatcher will want to verify your name and address, and ensure that there is not a real emergency.

If you do hang up, they will call you back to confirm that you are safe.

What happens when your phone accidentally calls 911?

A large percentage of 911 calls are accidental, especially from cell phones. If you dial 911 by accident, DO NOT hang up! If, when we call back, no one answers and there is an address associated with the number, a police response will be sent to determine if in fact there is an emergency.

What happens if you accidentally call emergency services?

Stay on the 911 Emergency Line

If a 911 emergency call is made erroneously, do not hang up. If you make a #999#112#999 call by mistake, stay on line.

Will police come if you accidentally call 911?

Even old, out-of-service phones can call 911. If you do accidentally call 911, don’t hang up! Stay on the line, and briefly explain that you called by accident. You won’t get in trouble.