Non-emergency calls placed to 9-1-1 are a violation of law and can hinder the ability of operators to send police, fire, or ambulance responders to true emergencies.
To more efficiently handle calls, the Paris Police Department has designated (903) 784-6688 as the number to report non-emergency situations to the police, request non-emergency ambulance transfers, and to make other non-emergency service requests.
A non-emergency incident is one that does not involve a crime in progress; does not pose an imminent threat to human life, major property damage, or loss; and does not require the immediate dispatch of a police officer. Some examples of non-emergency calls are abandoned vehicles, barking dogs, property crimes not in progress, and non-injury accidents.
View a listing of other helpful non-emergency numbers