The other day, I was driving down the Garden State Parkway when all of the sudden, I couldn't believe what I saw.

There was a cluster of cars driving in and out of the lanes when two of them collided! One of the car's headlights broke and I saw glass shatter across the roadways before my eyes.

Only one car pulled over and I saw the driver was okay but when I pulled out my phone, I thought to myself, "Crap! What is the number I call?"

I am sure most of you are thinking, "Um, duh...call 9-1-1!"

Authorities obviously needed to be alerted but no one was badly injured so I thought calling 9-1-1 would take resources away from someone who is actually in an emergency.

So that is the incident that inspired me to put together a list of non-emergency phone numbers that you should have if you live in South Jersey!

Let's dive in.

GSP/Turnpike:

Garden State Parkway/NJ Turnpike Non-Emergency #: 1-800-213-9419

GSP Roadside Assistance: #477 (#GSP)

Turnpike Roadside Assistance: #95 or 800-213-9419

Police Department Non-Emergency Numbers: 

Atlantic City: (609) 347-5780

Avalon: (609) 967-3411

Cape May: (609) 884-9500

Egg Harbor Township: (609) 927-5200

Galloway: (609) 652-3705

Linwood: (609) 927-5252

Middle Township: (609) 465-8700

North Wildwood: (609) 522-2411

Ocean City: (609) 399-6111

Sea Isle City: 609-263-4311

Somers Point: (609) 927-6161

Wildwood: (609) 522-0222

Wildwood Crest: (609) 522-2456

We tried to make sure that all towns are included on this list. If we missed a Non-Emergency number that you think should be included, just let us know so we can add it!

Keep these numbers on hand. You never know when you will need them!

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