Founded in June 2020, dontcallthepolice.com is an online directory of local resources available as alternatives to calling the police or 911.

We founded dontcallthepolice.com to provide easy access to alternatives to calling the police when faced with a situation that requires de-escalation and/or intervention, not violence.

As advocates work toward policy and funding solutions to defund the police, every individual can make a difference by changing how we interact with the police and ensuring that law enforcement is not the first call when a better, non-violent, non-racist resource is available.

In identifying resources for this page, we focus on resources that provide emergency or crisis services, in order to best target the type of immediate concerns that most often lead people to call the police or 911.

We believe in care, not cops. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and with all working toward abolition.