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Town of East Troy Police Department Has Recently Processed Several Accidental 911 Calls


In the last week, the Town of East Troy Police Department has processed several accidental 911 calls. According to the Police Department, they MUST follow up on every single one, and send emergency resources to many to confirm there is no emergency. The obvious consequence is that responses to emergencies can be delayed due to officers' response to accidental dials. If you do accidentally call 911, STAY ON THE LINE and verify all information.


Most smartphones and watches have Emergency SOS features that may be activated by pressing the volume or power buttons multiple times (depending on the operating system or phone). To deactivate those features, follow the steps below.

Android:

1. Open your phone’s Settings app.

2. Tap Safety & emergency Emergency SOS.

3. Turn off Use Emergency SOS.

iPhone:

1. Go to Settings > Emergency SOS.

2. Turn “Call with Hold and Release” on or off: Hold and release the side and volume buttons to start a countdown to call emergency services.

3. Turn “Call with 5 presses” on or off: Rapidly press the side button five times to start a countdown to call emergency services.

iWatch:

1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the My Watch tab.

2. Tap Emergency SOS.

3. Turn off Hold Side Button to Dial.



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