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Palo Alto Police and Palo Alto Fire Department
EMERGENCY ONLY: 9-1-1
24 Hour Non-Emergency: (650) 329-2413 / Pro Tip: Save this number into your mobile phone.
Police Department - General Information: (650) 329-2406 / Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fire Department - General Information: (650) 329-2184
Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services
Non-Emergency: (650) 617-3197
Electrical Problems or Outages - City of Palo Alto Utilities Department