The Sheriff William “Bill” Farmer Public Safety Center is the main 9-1-1 call-taking center in Sumter County and annually processes approximately 60,000 9-1-1 calls.
Call to report a fire
to stop a crime in progress or about to occur
to report an accident
for serious medical problems
when life or property is endangered
If you are unsure whether you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and let the communications center decide what action to take.
DO NOT Call 9-1-1
for routine law enforcement inquires
for weather information
for directory assistance
to complain about loud noises from neighbors
to report utility problems
Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage. Report power outages to your local power company.
If you call 9-1-1 on a cell phone, your location may not automatically display as it does when calling from most home/business phones.
Smart 911 is a service without additional cost that allows citizens to create a safety profile that includes any information they want first responders to have when responding to their call. In the event there is a need to dial 9-1-1, the caller’s Smart 911 profile will appear on the call taker computer screen.
The PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) remains the first point of access to emergency services and each advancement in technology has improved our ability to respond to the community.
For additional information and to create a safety profile, see here for additional information.
Emergency: Call 9-1-1; text if you cannot call
9-1-1 Administration during business hours: call (352)689-4400
TDD: Florida 7-1-1; for emergencies dial / text 9-1-1