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Phone Numbers for Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

From Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert's office:


(MACON, GA - 01/05/2014) The Macon-Bibb Communications Center started county-wide dispatching January 1, 2014.  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to make you aware of the phone numbers you will need to call for requesting law enforcement services.  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is now (478) 751-7500.  The emergency number is 9-1-1. For Administrative Services of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office call (478)746-9441.

When to Use the Non-Emergency Number
(478) 751-7500
The non-emergency number should be used to report incidents which are no longer occurring, or where calling 9-1-1 would not increase the chances of preserving life, property or of apprehending suspects.

Some examples of when to use this number are:
•Your car was stolen overnight.
•Your vehicle was broken into overnight.
•Yesterday, you saw a suspicious person in your neighborhood.
•Someone stole your bike while you were at school.
•You need to add additional items to a theft or burglary report you have already made.
The non-emergency number is answered 24 hours a day by dispatchers in the Macon-Bibb Communications Center.

When Should I Call 9-1-1?
9-1-1 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or when an emergency is imminent.  If in doubt as to whether or not this is an emergency and you want Law Enforcement then you should dial 9-1-1.

•Is there a danger to life or property?
•Is the caller or someone else the victim of a crime?
•Do you have a law enforcement emergency?  Do you need law enforcement to respond?

The 9-1-1 professional will determine whether the call should be processed via 9-1-1, or whether the caller should be referred to another number or agency as appropriate.

If you call 9-1-1 by mistake, do not hang up.  Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that everything is all right.  All 9-1-1 calls must be verified by sending a law enforcement officer to the address.  Cellular 9-1-1 calls will be verified by calling the cellular phone number back.

When calling the Sheriff or the Administrative Offices of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, use (478)746-9441.