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  • Emergency Communications Interim Director Elora Forshee

    Elora Forshee

    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

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

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.


Sedgwick County...working for you

The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.