If you are aware of a significant emergency involving POLICE and/or FIRE/RESCUE/EMS (and 9-1-1 has already been called), please submit a tip by any of the following methods of your choice …

Arlingtoncardinal.com/notify
Forms available that guide you to submit information we need to know.

Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies
Submit your tip by commenting in the comment section of the “pinned” post at the top of the timeline.

Send text message to TIP-EXT-0123 (847-398-0123)

These services are monitored most of the day and night, but are not monitored 24 hours per day. You may not get an immediate reply.

GUIDELINES
#1) Call 9-1-1 or make sure 9-1-1 is called before submitting information to CARDINAL EMERGENCIES 911 Priority Alerts

#2) Report an incident that you have witnessed, or

#3) Share or report any information from traditional media (TV, radio, newspaper) or social media (Facebook, Twitter, Neighbors app, NextDoor, etc.)

#4) Try to post your message as a statement with time instead of a question (e.g., “Lots of police and ambulances at Route 53 and Dundee Rd” at 2:00 p.m. rather than “What’s going on at Route 53 and Dundee Rd”)

#5) Avoid posting routine traffic incidents unless there is a major incident. But don’t be shy. If you think it’s major, post it.

#6) Avoid posting minor incidents, but if you think it’s major or significant, please post it.

At the end of an active incident period (or at the end of a period of time with multiple active incidents), a new post with a clean slate will be pinned to the top of the timeline. A new post won’t be created and pinned to the top of the timeline unless older incidents in the comments section need to be cleared.

User-submitted comments from the Facebook timeline will be archived with user names removed for privacy.