Other Santa Clara County Agencies

Emergency Telephone Numbers


As with all California Public Safety Answering Points, dialing "9-1-1" is the recommended way to report an emergency. However, if you are (a) calling from out of the area, or (b) if you would prefer not to have your address and telephone number displayed, you may use these numbers.
CAMPBELL POLICE DEPARTMENT


GILROY POLICE DEPARTMENT - GILROY FIRE DEPARTMENT


LOS ALTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT


LOS GATOS POLICE DEPARTMENT


MILPITAS POLICE DEPARTMENT


MILPITAS FIRE DEPARTMENT


MOFFETT (FEDERAL AIR-) FIELD POLICE AND FIRE


MORGAN HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT


MOUNTAIN VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT


MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT


PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT - PALO ALTO FIRE DEPARTMENT
(includes STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)


SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE


SANTA CLARA POLICE DEPARTMENT


SANTA CLARA FIRE DEPARTMENT


SARATOGA FIRE DEPARTMENT - covers a portion of the City of Saratoga


SUNNYVALE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - (includes both police and fire)


AMTRAK POLICE DEPARTMENT


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - MORGAN HILL COMMAND CENTER


CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL - Golden Gate Division - Dispatch Center - VALLEJO

* = Changes are planned: Within (unknown time frame), 911 calls from cellular and "personal communications system" phones will go to local agencies, based upon the location of the cellular site ("tower") closest to the user. Because radio waves do not respect political jurisdiction boundaries, some of those calls will go to the wrong agencies. Therefore, it will still be necessary for callers to have a good idea of where they are and which agency they need.

It is not always possible for every citizen to dial 911 and have their particular emergency call go to the correct police or fire dispatch center immediately. Every agency will do as much as they can to get your call to the correct dispatch center; but every caller can contribute to the speedy handling of calls by knowing (a) where the emergency is, and/or (b) what agency they need. Yelling at the dispatcher "Just get someone out here," is counter-productive and will not help.

Beginning a conversation with "I am reporting a (type of emergency) at (location)" can put you well on the way to getting help to the scene much more quickly.

For additional tips regarding proper reporting of emergency situations, see How To Be A Good R.P.


CALTRANS - California Department of Transporation


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Created on April 1, 1996. Last updated on May 25, 2004.
David W. Schultheis, San Josť, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, California, USA