There is a new number to call for non-emergency public safety response, 606-5800.
Calling 606-5800 connects you to the new Consolidated Dispatch Agency (CDA). This is the number to call if you need a public safety response, but are not experiencing an emergency situation. For example, a person arriving home to find out that a bicycle was stolen off their front porch would call 606-5800 to report the crime. For true emergencies, citizens should still call 911.
The CDA is located inside the new Public Safety Complex at 911 Easterwood Drive; a joint effort of the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. The sophisticated, state-of-the-art joint dispatch operation system is a significant element of the new Public Safety Complex. The CDA operates 24/7 and dispatches for public safety agencies including the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Tallahassee Police Department, the Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services.
With dispatchers for all safety agencies working side by side, residents will receive public safety responses more efficiently and effectively than ever. Dispatchers will be able to immediately determine what services are needed, who is closest to the scene and what resources can best resolve the situation. By routing non-emergency calls for response to the 606-5800 phone number, the 911 dispatchers are better able to respond quickly to true emergencies.