When is it appropriate to dial 911?
We strongly encourage our citizens and visitors to dial 911 at any time they need assistance, even if they are not sure about the urgent nature of it. One of the many benefits of having a local 911 Center is our flexibility in providing a much improved level of service. We do not want our citizens hesitating over the decision to call 911 or our seven-digit number. When in doubt, call 911.

Another issue we see is when people have an urgent situation and, out of habit, call our seven-digit number instead of 911. This can actually hinder our response, because the Telecommunicator does not get the information into their CAD console automatically unless the call comes in on 911.

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1. When is it appropriate to dial 911?
2. How do I register my alarm system?
3. How do I file a complaint against an officer or the Police Department?
4. Does Cornelius have an animal control officer?
5. What is the noise policy for Cornelius? When is it a problem?
6. Are fireworks legal in Cornelius?
7. What happens to lost and found property that is turned in to the Police Department?
8. Do you conduct tours of the Police Department?
9. Does the Cornelius Police Department charge for responding to alarm calls?
10. Does the Cornelius Police Department offer the service of fingerprinting?
11. Does the Town of Cornelius have a Magistrates office?
12. Does the Cornelius Police Department have any employment opportunities?