Emergency Situations

In Case of An Emergency
In the event you need the emergency services of the Township of Hampton Police, Fire, or EMS immediately, please dial 911. Follow these basic steps in a police or emergency situation:

Standard Questions
When you dial 911 for emergency assistance, the dispatcher will answer the phone and ask you questions about the emergency. They are:

  • Your name
  • The address of the emergency
  • The telephone number you are calling from
  • A brief description of the emergency such as "An intruder is in my house," or "There is an accident at the intersection of Route 8 and McCully."
Emergency dispatchers agree that remaining calm is the most important thing you can do to help them help you. Dispatchers ask standard questions to help them make evaluations, decisions, and forward the necessary information to those responding to your call. The responding emergency service will use this and other information to assign personnel and equipment.

Police Emergencies

In police emergencies, a computer tells the dispatcher which police units are to be dispatched, the name of the subdivision in which the address is located, and the closest intersection to the address. The dispatcher then sends the assigned units. All dispatchers and emergency personnel in the Township of Hampton are trained and certified to handle your emergency situation.