UPDATE: By 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Communications Center was back up and running for both 911 and 311.
Our Communications system is back up and running, both 9-1-1 and 3-1-1. Thank you for your patience. #LVMPDnews #dispatch
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) February 3, 2016
Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the LVMPD Communications Center began to experience problems with the 911 and 311 telephone lines.
Until this problem is identified and corrected, all of the 911 emergency calls will automatically be routed to the Henderson Police Department and the North Las Vegas Police Department Communications Centers.
Citizens calling in to the 911 phone lines may experience longer than normal delays in the answering of these calls.
Citizens calling the 311 phone lines will receive a busy signal.
The LVMPD is working diligently to correct this problem, but do not have a current estimate of when it will be fixed.
Police are asking people to only call 911 for true emergencies.
At this time, an officer will not be dispatched for non-emergency or report calls.