The Office of Regional Communications and Technology, maintains governance and oversight of the Regional 911 system, to ensure transparency and accountability of services that meet or exceed national standards.
Know Which Number to Call
911 is the nationwide phone number that can be used in an emergency to save a life, stop a crime or report a fire!
Call 954-764-HELP (4357) for non-emergency police or fire Services in Broward County, except Plantation, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek.
Always give as much information as possible to the emergency dispatcher including your location, nearby landmarks, the direction of travel (if on the road), street name and city name. If it is unsafe to speak, you can text-to-911, but do not hang up on the dispatcher until they instruct you otherwise.
Regional Approach to 911
Twenty-eight of Broward County's 31 municipalities participate in the Regional 911 system, a contracted service through the Broward Sheriff's Office designed to improve emergency response times and produce consistent performance metrics that meet or exceed national standards – getting YOU the help you need, fast.
There are three Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) located in Coconut Creek, Pembroke Pines and Sunrise. Your call will ping the closest one and a trained 911 dispatcher will come on the line and determine the appropriate level of response.
Note: Plantation, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek do not participate in Regional 911.