Rosemount joins countywide 911 campaign

The Rosemount Police and Fire departments, along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, are joining “911 for All,” a new countywide campaign aimed at making it simpler for citizens to contact their public safety agencies in both emergency and nonemergency situations.

“911 for All” encourages residents who want to provide information or need to request service, even nonemergency service, from their police department, fire department or ambulance service to always call 911.

“Most of us were taught to only call 911 in an emergency, but, thanks to technological advances, calling 911 is now the most effective way to ask for help in any situation or to offer information about a variety of incidents,” Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner said.

Residents should dial 911 when they:
• Observe suspicious activity.
• Witness an accident, fire or a crime.
• Need an ambulance.
• Have items stolen from their car or home.
• Smell a possible natural gas leak.
• Have a parking complaint.
• Encounter any incident that may require the response of the police, fire or ambulance personnel.