What will I be asked when I call 911?
You will be asked the following:
  • What is your emergency?
  • What is the location of the emergency?
  • What number you are calling from?
  • What is the problem?

If you don’t know the location of the problem, dispatchers will ask you more questions designed to help identify the location of the call. They also need the number you called from in the event they need to call you back for additional information. The dispatcher needs you to be specific in your answers to their questions so they can send appropriate resources to help you with your situation.

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1. Can I get a Pierre Police Department patch for my collection?
2. Where is the Jail and Juvenile Shelter, and what are their phone numbers?
3. When should I call 911?
4. I use TDD / TTY Equipment, can I call 911?
5. What will I be asked when I call 911?
6. What if I dial 911 accidentally?
7. When and where can I have a warning ticket approved?
8. When and where can I register my bicycle?
9. When do I have to report a traffic collision?
10. Who is at fault when a traffic collision occurs?
11. There is a police car parked in the middle of the street with its red lights flashing, but there is no officer present. Can I drive around the police car?
12. My child is 16 years old and has a restricted permit. Can my child operate a vehicle between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with their restricted permit?
13. Do I need to have a driver’s license to operate my moped or all-terrain vehicle?
14. Do I have to display license plates on my moped or all-terrain vehicle?
15. If I am older than 18, do I have to wear a helmet if the passenger riding with me on my motorcycle is under the age of 18?
16. Who do I call if I think the storm siren nearest my residence is not sounding when it should be?
17. Where can I obtain road conditions?