Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Emergency Communications & Citizen Services operates two Divisions: VB911 and VB311. VB911 receives citizens’ calls for service by Police, Fire, and EMS personnel and coordinates those agencies' response. Calling "911" is specifically used for emergency situations where an immediate response is required from public safety personnel. For public safety assistance that is not an emergency or calls that originate from outside the calling area, dial (757) 385-5000. VB311 receives and responds to citizen requests for general government information or service via multiple communication channels such as telephone, online assistance, email, print, radio dispatching and emergency notifications. In addition VB311 assists various city agencies such as the Real Estate Assessor's office with their day-to-day information or service requests, and accepts calls after business hours for other agencies, such as Public Utilities and Public Works. "311" is an easy-to-remember phone number that provides assistance to residents, businesses and visitors. VB311 may also be reached by calling (757) 385-3111, which is necessary when calling from outside the City or using a mobile device. VB911VBAlertVBWorksVB311 Page Content Emergency PreparednessYour browser does not support iframes. Vendor Information The Department of Emergency Communications and Citizen Services (ECCS) buys products and services through the Purchasing Division of the City of Virginia Beach Finance Department. Vendors interested in doing business with ECCS and the city should visit the Finance Department's Vendor Information page for information on the purchasing process, city business procedures, vendor forms, current bids, and more. Vendors can view current requests for proposals and bids. ECCS Customer Satisfaction Survey Contact InformationEmergency Communications and Citizen Services(757) 385-4232ECCSAdmin@VBgov.com Give ECCS Your Input To fill out a survey on how you feel ECCS is performing in our service to Virginia Beach residents and visitors, see the tab entitled, "ECCS Customer Satisfaction Survey" elsewhere on this page.For a way to give your viewpoint about ECCS more as a story of your experience, use one of these links:VB911_Survey VB311_Survey Contact ECCS Contact the Director Related Information ECCS Strategic Plan 2014-2016 ECCS 2015 Statistics ECCS 2014 Statistics ECCS 2013 Statistics ECCS 2012 Statistics ECCS 2013 Annual Report ECCS 2012 Annual Report ECCS 2010-2011 Annual Report Dial "911" Dial "311"