When to call 911
       

When to Call 9-1-1

Dial 9-1-1 when there is a medical, fire or police emergency, such as

• Life or lives are in danger

• A fire

• Serious injury

• Serious medical condition

• A serious crime in progress

Dial 9-1-1 only when an immediate response is necessary, such as

 

• Immediate help from law enforcement

• Immediate help from fire department

• Immediate help from paramedics

Dial 9-1-1 if in doubt about the seriousness of a situation, such as

• Any possible situation that you believe may be serious and that may result in

injury, death, loss of property, apprehension of a suspected criminal or

prevention of a crime that is about to occur

• When in doubt, dial 9 -1-1

Assistance is always dispatched to the most critical incidents first.

Who Will Come Help Me

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services all of Wood County, the following cities/villages/towns of Arpin, Auburndale, Biron, Cameron, Cary, Cranmoor, Dexter, Grand Rapids, Hansen, Hewitt, Hiles, Lake Wazeecha, Lincoln, Marshfield, Milladore, Nekoosa, Pittsville, Port Edwards, Remington, Richfield, Rock, Rudolp, Saratoga, Seneca, Sherry, Sigel, Vesper, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood and Unincorporated communities of Bethel, and Blenker as well as the Wood County Parks.

If you place a 9-1-1 call from a telephone in one of the above listed locations, you will be connected to the Wood County Dispatch. The call-taker will obtain all

pertinent information from you and route the appropriate resources to handle the

situation and will either immediately route your call to the agency or jurisdiction that would best serve your needs.

When Not to Call 9-1-1

Do Not dial 9-1-1 unless you are reporting a medical, fire or police EMERGENCY, or one of the other situations described above.

Do Not dial 9-1-1 to report a crime that occurred so long ago that danger is no longer present.

Do Not dial 9-1-1 to report property crimes (such as thefts, vandalism, hit and runs, etc.),where no danger is present and no chance of immediate apprehension of suspects is possible.

Do Not dial 9-1-1 to ask for directory assistance; cellular phone technical assistance; to ask for directions; to report any non-emergency situation.

Who do I Call When it’s Not an Emergency

If you reside in, work in or are visiting one of those areas listed above, you may call the following toll-free telephone numbers to summon the non-emergency assistance of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department:

WOOD COUNTY SHERIFF DISPATCH 911

715-421-8715

ADMINISTRATION

715-421-8754

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FAX

715-421-8730

WOOD COUNTY JAIL

 715-384-5345

TOLL FREE FROM MARSHFIELD

715-652-3551

TOLL FREE FROM AUBURNDALE, ARPIN, MILLADORE, SHERRY

715-884-6596

TOLL FREE FROM PITTSVILLE

715-384-5917

MARSHFIELD ANNEX OFFICE

715-384-4602

MARSHFIELD ANNEX FAX NUMBER

You may also call one of these numbers in order to reach a particular department

member or unit, or to conduct any other business with your Wood County Sheriff’s Department.