A non-emergency phone line will be available for New Year’s Eve-related nuisances, such as noise complaints, as an alternative to the 911 emergency line.
The phone line will be available from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 and is intended for incidents that are non-life- or property-threatening, such as loud parties or complaints about fireworks, according to a Sedgwick County news release.
The non-emergency phone number is 290-1011.
The line is meant to ensure that true emergency calls reach a call taker. The non-emergency line is activated in times of historically high call volumes to the Sedgwick County Emergency Communications, the news release said.
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“This line helps our team answer and respond to the influx of emergent and non-emergent calls which come in on New Year’s Eve,” said Elora Forshee, emergency communications director, in the news release.