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KenCom (Dispatch)
The Montgomery Police Department is dispatched by Kendall County Public Safety Dispatch (KenCom).    If you need a police officer at your residence or need to make a report and it is not in progress, you may reach the KenCom dispatch center by dialing 630-553-0554.
 
If you have an emergency that warrants the use of 911, please do not hesitate to dial 911. Your call will be answered at the KenCom dispatch center who will in turn dispatch the appropriate personnel to your emergency.

9-1-1 DOs and DON'Ts

• 9-1-1 is for police, fire and medical emergencies.
• If you call 9-1-1, don’t hang up.
• Don’t call 9-1-1 for jokes or prank calls.
• When you call 9-1-1, pay attention to the questions that you are being asked.
• Stay calm and speak clearly.
• Stay on the line until you are told to hang up.
• For further questions or for additional information, contact your local 9-1-1 Center.

Helpful Hints
• Remain calm.
• Know the location of the incident. Providing an accurate address is critically important when making a wireless 9-1-1 call.
• Give an exact street number and street name if possible, or the closest intersections.
• Provide a business name or landmark if the address is not known.
• Do not hang up until your call is answered and the information you have is correctly relayed to the 9-1-1 call taker.
• Know your cell phone number.
• Do not become irritated if your call is transferred to another PSAP and you are requested to repeat information you may have already given to the previous 9-1-1 call taker.


Seniors and 9-1-1
Today’s seniors are more healthy and active than ever before, but like everyone, they need to pay attention to health and safety risks. For example, Americans over the age of 65 have a fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, this jumps to three times the national average. 

Special 9-1-1 Tips for Seniors

Wireless 9-1-1
When 9-1-1 is dialed from a landline phone from a home or business, the caller’s location and phone number is sent to that location’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). This allows the 9-1-1 call taker to dispatch police, fire or EMS to the caller’s location, even if the caller cannot communicate with the 9-1-1 call taker.
Making wireless 9-1-1 calls is different from making a landline 9-1-1 call. When a wireless 9-1-1 call is made from a cell phone, that call is transmitted to the nearest cell tower. The cell tower then sends that call via landline to the PSAP that is designated to receive 9-1-1 calls from that area.
Issues arise when the nearest cell tower is in a different police, fire or EMS jurisdiction or different county than the one that the wireless 9-1-1 caller is calling from. This 9-1-1 call has to be transferred to the correct PSAP. This presents life-threatening problems due to the lost response time if the caller is unable to communicate where they are or where the emergency is.

Wireless 9-1-1 Calls
The wireless 9-1-1 caller must be aware that the PSAP that answers the call may not be the PSAP that services the area that the wireless caller is calling from. Knowing the location is vital to getting the appropriate police, fire or EMS units to respond. 

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