Chief tells how, when to contact Thorndale PD

Thorndale Police Chief

In an effort to be more responsive and provide greater service to our community, the Thorndale Police Department has developed new ways to reach an officer.

In an emergency, critical incident or urgent need of assistance, please c all 911. A n emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.

Examples include: fire, crime or suspicious activity, car crash, medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, we recommend you call 911 and let the dispatcher or call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

If you need an of f icer in a non- emergency situation to respond to your location, please call The Milam County Sheriff’s Department at 254-697-7033 or toll free at 877- 697-7887. The Milam County Sheriff’s Department provides professional dispatch services for the Thorndale Police Department.

Professional public safety dispatchers are trained in obtaining the pertinent information and documentation for all calls for service. These professionals will be able to contact the officer on duty to respond to your needs. This procedure will offer a quicker response to your situation.

Should you have a question, need local information or just want to provide information on a local situation, you can reach the Thorndale Police Department at 512-898-2822. If an officer is not in the office, please leave a message and we will return your call.

Remember in an emergency call 911.

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