The City of Lawrence uses an Enhanced 911 system. An Enhanced 911 system adds the ability to display the caller’s address and telephone number at the PSAP ( Public Safety Answering Point) for the dispatcher’s reference. This information is displayed almost instantly.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when using the Enhanced 911 system:

Dial 911 only for an emergency.

An emergency is any serious medical problem (chest pain, seizure, bleeding), any type of fire (business, car, building), or any life-threatening situation (fights, person with weapons, etc.). We also encourage citizens to use 911 to report crimes that are in progress.

Do not dial 911 for a non-emergency.

Non-Emergency # 978-794-5900