Local dept. urges public to use 911, not Facebook in emergencies

(William B. King / US Army)

PARIS, Tex. (KXII) - Call it a sign of the times, but one local police department is asking people to not contact them through Facebook during an emergency.

The Paris Police Department says their page isn't monitored 24-7..

So if you do have an emergency, go ahead and close out that Facebook and call or text 911.