Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.
See a recreational fire that is causing concern? Call 911. Illegal recreational fires include ones burning old furniture or anything other than wood, fires that are bigger than three feet wide and/or tall, ones where the smoke is causing a disturbance or one that is creating too much smoke or acrid smelling smoke. There are many more regulations about recreational fires you can find here.
Some other examples of situations where you should call 911 are barking dog complaints, dog bites or animal control concerns, vehicle lockouts, welfare checks, protection/restraining order violations, suspicious activity, accidents, medical emergencies and criminal activity.
Please dial 911! Any issue that might require a response or visit from a patrol officer or community service officer in Anoka County should be reported to 911.
City Hall and the Police Department receive dozens of calls daily that need to be rerouted to 911 dispatch. It can be time consuming and frustrating for a caller to have to hold and repeat their concern. Call 911 first to ensure the fastest and most-efficient response possible.