Whenever you are in an immediately life threatening situation CALL 911. If you are worried about a potential fire, flood or landslide call OEM at 970-382-6274 for help finding further information or services. During an incident, listen to local radio, read the Durango Herald and watch the La Plata County website for updates and telephone hotline numbers.
Do not call 911 for general information.
The non-emergency number for the La Plata County Sheriff and dispatch is: 970-385-2900
The 911 call center has the ability to "Reverse 911" to call threatened area home phones in case of emergency. Reverse 911 can be initiated by the Sheriff, police, Fire or OEM to give targeted areas vital information regarding an immediate threat: evacuations or shelter in place information. In order for you to receive reverse 911, you must have a home phone. It is always best to have at least one phone that does not require electricity in case of a power outage.