Only call 911 if you have a police, fire or medical emergency. In non-emergency situation please call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at (352) 569-1600 for law enforcement related questions or (352) 689-4400 for general Sumter County information.
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
DO NOT call 911
for routine law enforcement inquires
for weather information
for directory assistance
to complain about loud noises from neighbors to report utility problems
If you call 911 on a cell phone, your location may not automatically display as it does when calling from most home/business phones.
Tips for calling 911
Is a person hurt or in danger? Do you need the police, fir or ambulance?
If you do call 911, even by mistake, DO NOT hang up the phone.
When calling 911 do your best to stay calm and answer all questions.
Help the 911 call take help you. Listen and answer questions asked.
Know the location of the emergency.
Teach your children how to call 911.
Prank calls to 911 waste time and are illegal in most states.
Post your address clearly and prominently at your entrance and on your home. Do not assume since your mailbox is marked you have posted your address.
Know the phones you own. Educate everyone about the phone system in your home as well as your cell phone.
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