The Dispatch Center for the Martinez Police Department is staffed 24/7. Our dispatchers answer non-emergency and 911 calls. If you would like to contact us regarding a non-emergency issue or question, please contact us at 925-372-3440. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you live in the County area of Martinez, police contact the Contra Costa Sheriff's Dept. at 925-646-2441. If you need Contra Costa Animal Services, please contact them at 925-335-8300.
We are proud to announce that the City of Martinez is now offering Text-to-9-1-1 services for our community. While in the Martinez city limits, citizens may text 911 if they are experiencing an emergency and are unable to make a voice call.
Text-to-9-1-1 is primarily for use in specific emergency situations:
When determining whether to make a voice call or to send a text, keep the following in mind as the above list is not all inclusive:
How to text 911 in an emergency:
You will receive a “bounce-back” message if you are out of jurisdiction, or your text is not received by a dispatch center (FCC requirement of cellular providers). The bounce-back message will also advise you to make a voice call.
This technology has been tested with the four major cellular providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon), and MPD personnel have been trained on how to utilize this new system to better serve our community in times of an emergency.