Obviously, most of the 9-1-1 calls that come into our local dispatch centers are serious and nothing to laugh at. Other calls are kind of strange, especially when you don't know everything that is going on. Thanks to our friends at EvansvilleWatch for documenting everything in real-time.

Hello, 9-1-1?

We are only a few days into 2024, and our local police and first responders have not gotten a break. I do have one little disclaimer: The call involving the yellow pole at Walmart occurred on December 29.

5 Strange 911 Calls Shared by Evansville Watch

Our local police and first responders have already been busy this year. Here are five of the strangest calls. Thanks to our friends at EvansvilleWatch for documenting everything in real time.

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Seriously Though, Call 9-1-1 If You Have an Emergency

If you feel like something is off, don't ignore that sixth sense, it's probably right. Our police and first responders are great about diffusing situations before they get too out of hand.

Examples of 911 Calls That Really Aren't

  • Loud Music
  • Dogs Barking
  • Fireworks (Unless your house is on fire)
  • VIN Check on a Vehicle
  • Copy of a Report
  • Requesting an Officer to make your child behave (Or get ready for school) True story.

You Could Be the Direct Line to Help

If the thought of helping people during some of the most stressful times in their lives sounds like a career that you would like to be a part of, here's your chance. The next round of testing will begin March 13th, so be sure to get your application in before then.

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Here's What Each Walmart Emergency Color Code Means

Hopefully, you'll never hear these codes announced at Walmart, but if you do, at least you'll know what they mean, and how you should act accordingly.

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