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Video: Fla. Man Made 3,000 Harassing Calls to 911

March 3, 2014
Authorities say Keith Lukas called Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dispatchers nearly 3,000 times in a year-and-a-half, each time harassing and belittling them. On Tuesday, he was convicted on one count of making "repeated harassing phone calls."

Fla. Man Made 3,000 Harassing Calls to 911

March 3, 2014

Authorities say Keith Lukas called Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dispatchers nearly 3,000 times in a year-and-a-half, each time harassing and belittling them. On Tuesday, he was convicted on one count of making "repeated harassing phone calls." Read Full Story Here.

FCC Launches Inquiry on 'Universal 911' System After Woman's Death

January 14, 2014
On Dec. 1, Kari Hunt Dunn was stabbed to death in the bathroom of a Marshall, Texas, motel room. Her 9-year-old daughter tried to call 911 four times -- but she didn't know she had to dial 9 first.

Public Safety Organizations Urge FCC to Address Wireless 9-1-1 Problems

November 19, 2013
Prominent law enforcement, public safety, and emergency response organizations held a press event and displayed a banner urging the FCC to quickly establish a reasonable, measurable level of location accuracy for all wireless emergency calls.

Patrol Car Video at Center of N.C. Police Shooting

September 19, 2013
Attorneys have given varying interpretations of patrol car video footage that captured the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer.

Ore. Police Respond to 'Massive Freaking' Spider

September 3, 2013
A teenage girl told a dispatcher that the baseball-sized spider was likely a tarantula and was sitting on the back of her couch. "I've never seen a spider this big," she said.

SES Tests Man Down Body Armor Technology

June 28, 2013
Select Engineering Services (SES) has successfully tested its Man Down Technology (MDT) that mounts to an officer's body armor and calls 911 if the officer becomes incapacitated.

Calif. Suspects Butt-Dial 911 During Robbery

May 20, 2013
Accidentally butt dialing someone is embarrassing or inconsequential to most, but for two Fresno, Calif., men, their cell phone mishap landed them in jail. The call, which went to 911, started like any other call to the police dispatcher, with the operator asking, "What is your emergency?"

Cleveland Police Find No Record of Kidnapping 911 Call

May 9, 2013
The Cleveland Division of Police has found no record of 911 calls about an address where three young women were held captive for a decade, refuting claims by neighbors.

Man Carjacked by Dorner Sues for $1M Reward

April 30, 2013
The camp ranger carjacked by fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming his call to a sheriff's deputy entitles him to a $1 million reward.

Chris Dorner 911 Calls Released

April 10, 2013
San Bernardino County authorities on Tuesday released recordings of the 911 call that led to the fiery end to the manhunt for murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner in February.

Ohio Judge Again Orders 'Idiot' Sign on Defendant

March 6, 2013
An Ohio judge who made a woman wear an "idiot" sign for driving on a sidewalk around a school bus has ordered similar punishment for a man convicted of threatening police officers.

Calif. City Rolls Out 'Smart911' System

March 5, 2013
A "Smart911" system was unveiled today in Culver City, the first location in California to use technology that allows residents to give authorities a "safety profile" that will be displayed to 911 operators during an emergency.

Chicago Police No Longer Respond To Lesser Crimes

February 4, 2013
To free up additional patrol officers, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has instructed officers not to respond to lesser crimes such as vehicle theft, garage burglary, or crime where the offender is no longer at the scene.

Wis. Sheriff: 911 No Longer Best Option

January 28, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. urged citizens to arm themselves rather than calling 911 and waiting for a police response in a radio ad that has drawn criticism from elected leaders.

10 Actions for Responding to a Veteran in Crisis

January 24, 2013

Tens of thousands of combat-weary warriors are now being discharged out of the military, often without a game plan as to what they will do next. Many of them entered the military right out of high school, so being a warrior is the only job they've ever had.

Next-Gen 911: Technology Behind a 911 Call

December 12, 2012
Next-gen 911 (or enhanced 911) will enable calls, text messaging, and even video from mobile devices to be sent to the dispatch center, which is also known as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

Tampa PD To Public: Call Me Maybe

November 2, 2012

The Tampa Police Department provides their lip-sync version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call with crime tips and information.

Mich. Law Targets 'Swatting' Prank

October 17, 2012
Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation targeting "swatting," where pranksters make 911 calls that result in tactical units responding to fake emergencies.

AT&T Begins 'Text To 911' Testing In Tennessee

October 5, 2012
AT&T will work with the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) to provide a "text to 911" trial service that would allow AT&T wireless users to send text messages to Tennessee 911 call centers.
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