Why when I called the police phone the Sheriff's Department answered it?
When there is not an officer in the police department the phone automatically forwards to the to our
dispatcher, which is the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department.
The police department uses the Sheriffs Department as our dispatcher because they are trained dispatchers and my be able to help you while the officer is responding to your call. It also helps the officer know what is going on while they are responding.
PLEASE GIVE TIME FOR THE PHONE TO FORWARD
IT TAKES 4 RINGS BEFORE THE PHONE IS FORWARDED
and can take a few more rings before the dispatcher picks it up.