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Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatch Receives Total Response Reaccreditation

July 20, 2016
Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatch in Texas has earned a two-year Total Response Reaccreditation for emergency call handling. Total Response Accreditation is provided by 911 call-handling-system provider PowerPhone.

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

July 8, 2016

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

Indiana Sheriff's Office Upgrades 911 Call-Handling Operations With Total Response

July 6, 2016
The Pike County (IN) Sheriff's Office is transitioning to PowerPhone's Total Response solution to streamline 911 call-handling operations.

Video: FBI, DOJ Release New, Full Transcript of Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

June 21, 2016
Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, uncensored transcript of the Orlando terrorist's 911 call on the night of the massacre.

FBI, DOJ Release New, Full Transcript of Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

June 21, 2016
Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, uncensored transcript of the Orlando terrorist's 911 call on the night of the massacre, calling the morning’s furor over omissions in the document "an unnecessary distraction." More Here.

Baltimore Officials, Verizon Search for Reason 911 System Failed Tuesday

June 16, 2016
City officials quickly decided to use the 311 call center as an alternative but debated for at least a half hour how to let the public know about the problems.

NYPD's New Phones Will Be 'On The Go' Crime Labs

November 17, 2015
The NYPD smartphones that every officer is set to be issued by next year will become an invaluable resource in fighting crime in real time, officials said Sunday.

Video: Colorado Police on Alert After Threatening Call

September 8, 2015
The Aurora Police Department was on high alert Monday after a dispatch operator received an alarming and anonymous call threatening local law enforcement.

Video: Florida Officers Lured into Ambush by 911 Caller

March 5, 2015
Officers Benjamin Metz, 38, and John Schwarze, 45, a K-9 handler for Lake Wales Police Department, were wounded, Velasquez said. The bullet that struck Schwarze was stopped by his duty belt.

Video: Washington Officers Shot 911 Caller During Murder Suspect Manhunt

November 13, 2014
Police officers rushed to the area, and when they arrived, they encountered not Kendall, but the citizen who dialed 911. That citizen is white and in his mid 50s, similar to Kendall, police said.

Texting 911: The Tech Is There but Cities Aren't Ready

August 8, 2014
Only 100 call centers out of more than 6,000 across the country are capable of receiving and responding to text messages. But that may be changing soon.

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

May 20, 2014
Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

May 20, 2014
Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option. Read Full Story Here.

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.
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