When is it a good time to contact the local police? It’s not really too difficult to contact them, but once you do it can end in a situation getting worse sometimes. Only getting help when it’s necessary is a good idea.
Police officers can be called if you are involved in a situation you can’t take care of safely yourself. They should not be called if it’s a situation that is not that important. For instance, if someone messes up your order at a food place, that is something you need to take up with a manager. If, however, the person won’t give your money back and tries to attack you, then the police should be called in. Try to fix the situation without breaking any laws and if you can’t then leaving the situation alone may be better even than calling the cops when possible.
Crimes can happen at any time and place. There are different ways to contact the police. If the situation is not an emergency, there are non-emergency police numbers that each city has available for you to call. A non-emergency would be something like a car being parked in your spot in front of your house that’s just in the way. An emergency is when you can call 911, such as if you were just in an accident or are in immediate danger and need someone to come out to help you deal with it.
The local police are there to serve and protect you. But, if you are the one in the wrong you may end up in some legal trouble. Get a lawyer if you don’t think that you were treated fairly and always be careful about what you say when being arrested or talked to by the police.