When should I call 911?
From 911.gov:
In an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately from any wired or wireless phone.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:
• A fire
• A crime, especially if in progress
• A car crash, especially if someone is injured
• A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention
Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.
When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:
• The location of the emergency, including the street address
• The phone number you are calling from
• The nature of the emergency
• Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency

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1. How can I contact the Skowhegan Police Department? Where is it located?
2. I want to report something, but it is not an emergency. Who should I call?
3. When should I call 911?
4. What should I do if I witness a crime?
5. How can I get a copy of an accident report?
6. I have heard the Concealed Weapon Permit law is changing soon; can I still fill out an application and pay to get a permit?
7. Where can I find the laws pertaining to carrying concealed weapons?
8. I need to report something, can I print and fill out a statement before I come in to the police department?
9. My business has received a bad check, is there a form I can fill out before coming in to the police department?
10. I am going on vacation, can I request to have my residence checked periodically by the police?
11. I have a registered and insured vehicle I need to have inspected; do I need to let the police department know before I drive it to the inspection station?
12. Is there a curfew in the town of Skowhegan?
13. I am receiving phone calls and/or mail that I believe to be scams, what should I do?