Emergency Calls: 911

If you have a police, fire or medical emergency, always dial 9-1-1. The Telluride Marshal's Department Dispatch is located in the combined Communications Center in the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. The communications officers dispatch our personnel to both emergency and non-emergency calls.

You must stay calm. It's easier to obtain vital information if you are calm and listening to the questions asked.

The 911 dispatcher will attempt to obtain answers to the following questions:

  • Where are you?
  • What is the problem? Is it happening now?
  • What is your name? (You may remain anonymous if you wish.)
  • What is your phone number?
  • The more information you are able to give the dispatcher, the better they will be able to serve you. Always hang up last. Make sure the dispatcher has all the needed information.

911 Tips

  • Do not program 911 into your speed dial. Speed dial calls can malfunction and invite accidental dialing of the number.
  • It's a good idea to have your home address and phone number displayed on all your phones. This can help young children and visitors to give accurate information in the case of an emergency.
  • If you dialed 911 in error, do not hang up; stay on the line and explain to the dispatcher that you dialed 911 by mistake. If you hang up and do not answer your phone upon call back, a police officer will be sent to your home.

Other Important Numbers

The phones are manned 24 hours a day. If you need an officer to respond to your request within the town limits of Telluride, please call the above number. We are here to serve you!