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  • Emergency Communications Interim Director Kim Pennington

    Kim Pennington

    or 316.263.6011 If calling from outside Sedgwick County.

    Administrative Number:
    p. 316.660.4977

    This number should not to be used to report emergencies and is not staffed 24/7.

    714 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

  • Sedgwick County 9-1-1 - Don't Play Around and Lock It Down!  Be sure you have set your lock on your cell phone.  Accidental calls to 9-1-1 from cell phones tied up dispatchers unnecessarily for nearly 3,739 hours in 2014.

9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Independence Day in Sedgwick County

The Sedgwick County Emergency Communications non-emergency phone line, 316-290-1011, will be available during the follow hours:

  • 6:30 p.m., July 3, to 3 a.m., July 4
  • 6:30 p.m., July 4, to 3 a.m., July 5

This line functions as an alternative to 911 and is meant to receive calls for non-emergency nuisances that do not pose a threat to life or property; examples include complaints pertaining to parties, excess noise, fireworks, etc.

The non-emergency line was established to prevent an influx of nuisance calls that can block emergency calls from reaching a call taker; the non-emergency line is activated during times of historically high call volumes and as otherwise needed. If someone calls 911 with a non-emergency, he or she will be transferred to the non-emergency line.

It is also important to be aware of regulations on firework sales and discharges in Sedgwick County during the holiday. You can find a complete schedule here.

When to Call 9-1-1

  • To report a medical emergency

  • To report a fire

  • To report a crime

  • To report any activity that is harmful to a person, animal or property

  • To report any suspicious activity that might result in harm to any person, animal or property.

When NOT to call 9-1-1

  • To report power outages (unless medical equipment depends on power) or for your call to be transferred to the power company.

  • To report downed tree limbs not presenting an immediate threat to life or property.

  • To report loud noises or other nuisances - especially during peak times, such as holidays

  • To report the use of legal fireworks

  • To receive driving directions.

Download a printable flier about calling 9-1-1.

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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.