There is a power outage in town, should I call the police to find out when it will be restored?
No. During power outages, the Police Department's emergency call volume increases dramatically as we respond to various situations around town.
If you have an emergency during a power outage please do call us.
However, if you are calling only to inquire as to when the power will be restored, just like you we do not know. When this is done, it prevents our dispatchers from answering calls with emergencies pending. You may call the power company or check the power companies website from a mobile device during a power outage to get an estimate when the outage will be restored, however we do not know when you will get your power back.