According to Delaware State Police, dispatch centers were experiencing a statewide interruption in service, but the outage has since been resolved.
Police in Newark, Delaware also reported a similar problem.
🚨*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE *** The Delaware County 911 phone is system IS BACK UP AND RUNNING! Call 911 for any emergencies. 🚨— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) September 29, 2020
In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Upper Darby Township police said the county was briefly experiencing issues Monday night.
And across the country, police departments in Minnesota, Nevada and Arizona also reported 911 outages.
ATTENTION: The 911 lines are not operational nationwide. This is for phone calls and text messaging. If you need police, fire or emergency medical assistance in Minneapolis, please call 612-348-2345. We will advise when this issue is fixed.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) September 28, 2020
All 911 systems are down in Washoe County/ Reno / Sparks. Rerouting is unconfirmed at this time. If you need emergency assistance call (775) 785-9276 for unincorporated Washoe County response— Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) September 28, 2020
911 services are down in the City of Tucson. If you need to make an emergency call, dial 520-372-8011. We will let you know when 911 is back online. pic.twitter.com/aDfAIX3yDU— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) September 28, 2020
The cause of the outage is still unknown.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel release this statement on Twitter during the outage, "The one system we need to work all the time is 911. The FCC needs to get to the bottom of this now and figure out what is going on."