Emergency Communications

On April 25, 2023, the James City County Board of Supervisors approved a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement that allowed for the consolidation of the County's Emergency Communication Center (911 Dispatch)  with the York County Emergency Communications Center. The consolidation is still underway but please be advised that if you submitted either a Heads Up request or a Business Keyholder form, your information will be transferred to the York County database and will still be on file. Any further questions or concerns can be directed to the contact numbers to the right.

About Us

Our 911 center is a vital link for all Police, Fire and EMS responses in James City County. Over 100,000 calls for service are processed by our dispatchers each year.

Call 911 If...

All 911 calls involve emergencies needing immediate assistance, such as:

  • A crime in progress or having just occurred
  • Immediate medical emergencies
  • Smoke or visible fire
  • Any immediate threat to life or property

Call Our Non-Emergency Number If...

Calls which do not require immediate response or assistance, such as:

  • Legal questions involving criminal matters
  • Request other non-emergency services from police or fire
  • Request assistance from animal control

If you are in doubt as to whether a situation is an emergency, call 911; an emergency communications officer will assist you in determining your need. If you accidentally dial 911, do not hang up. Stay on the phone and speak with the emergency communications officer. No matter how quickly you disconnect the call the 911 call will go to the center.

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