If you call 911 by mistake, DON'T HANG UP before we verify that you are okay! If you don't stay on the line you may get a surprise visit from your local police department. Most police have protocols that require a response on hang ups and abandoned calls. Some may call you back, some may send an officer. You may be able to avoid a visit if you just stay on the line! Even if you hang up before you hear it ring, the 911 lines are designed to recognize and connect those calls. So please STAY ON THE LINE if you dial 911 by mistake!