Released on July 13, 2017 - 3:46pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that the City of Laurel Information Technology Department will be upgrading the City’s phone system on July 20, 2017, from 5:30am – 6:30am.

The effect this will have on callers to our offices should be minimal, but the upgrade will also include the Laurel Police Department and callers need to be aware of how this will affect them.

During the upgrade, the Laurel Police Department’s emergency number, 301-725-3000, will be unavailable. Chief Richard McLaughlin announced that the contingency plan, as these upgrades are being performed, will be to have callers dial 911 in case of an emergency. The 911 operators will be aware of the City’s phone upgrade issue and will notify our officers if callers are in need of assistance.

Mayor Moe asks everyone to monitor the City of Laurel and Laurel Police Department’s Social Media sites on July 20th for the latest information to know when the phone system will once again be available.

Please make a note of this date and thank you in advance for your patience during our technological upgrade.

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