Residents and visitors of the District of Columbia will now be directed to call 3-1-1 for all police non-emergencies.
The OUC defines a Non-Emergency call as any call related to an incident that does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of individuals and/or incidents that occurred at least one hour before the initial request for police assistance is made.
Police Non-Emergencies include the following:
- Barking Animals
Unoccupied Vehicle Related Incidents
- Traffic Complaints
- Disabled Vehicles
Vandalism, Destruction or Property Damage
- Property Damage
- Destruction of Property
Crimes or Incidents that Happened in the Past, No Injury, and the Suspect is No Longer on the Scene
- Lost/Found/Stolen Property
- Simple Assault