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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.

Slain Dallas Woman's Family Sues Over 911 Response

September 20, 2012
The family of a woman murdered after calling 911 has sued the Dallas Police Department and the city, claiming the Aug. 19 call was given a lower priority because it came from a lower-income minority neighborhood.

Minn. Officers Ambushed After Fake 911 Call

August 22, 2012
A man who was shot by Minneapolis Park Police Tuesday after stabbing a female officer called 911 to lure officers, police said. The officer and her partner were responding to a report of a knifepoint robbery in the area of Minnehaha Parkway West at Bryant Avenue South.

Texas Woman Found Dead Two Days After 911 Call

August 22, 2012
The Dallas Police Department is investigating its response to a woman who was found dead two days after calling 911 to report she was being attacked.

Next-Gen 911: Federal Funds Drive Implementation

August 22, 2012
Many of us now carry smartphones, laptops, and tablet computers with us everywhere, making our preferred mode of reporting an emergency—by cell, text, photo or video—incompatible with the current system. For example, when callers dial 911 from their smartphone, that telephone number no longer equates to a fixed location.

Sheriff Releases 911 Calls From Sikh Temple Shooting

August 20, 2012
The Milwaukee County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office has released a recording of the 911 calls it received from people on Aug. 5 reporting that a gunman was shooting people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.

Wasting Emergency Assets

June 7, 2012

Something like 38% of all 911 calls in New York City are now attributed to the phenomenon known as "butt-dialing." The New York City 911 operators receive 10.4 million calls a year and nearly 4 million of them are accidental. And the Big Apple is not alone in suffering from this problem. It's a nationwide plague caused by a little-known cellphone feature.

Md. Dispatcher Snores During 911 Call

May 24, 2012
A Montgomery County, Md., emergency dispatcher could be heard snoring while a frantic woman tried to get help with her husband who was turning blue.

Accidental 911 Calls Drain Police Resources In NYC

May 9, 2012
New York's emergency call takers field nearly 4 million accidental 911 calls a year, including false alarm calls and "butt calls."

911 Caller Arrested After Fatal OIS

March 29, 2012
Pasadena (Calif.) Police have arrested Oscar Carrillo and booked him on suspicion of manslaughter of an unarmed college student who was shot by officers after Carrillo told a dispatcher he was robbed at gunpoint.

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2/14/2012, 911 Call

February 16, 2012

On Feb. 14, 2012, Scottsdale Police Officer James Peters ended a standoff with John Loxas, who had threatened neighbors with a pistol and who was endangering his 9-month-old grandson. A neighbor called 911 after Loxas threatened to kill two people with a pistol. Read the full story here.

Shots Fired, Skokie, Ill., 911 Call

February 8, 2012

On Aug. 25, 2008, Skokie (Ill.) Police Officer Tim Gramins was drawn into a deadly duel after pursuing a bank robbery suspect into a residential neighborhood. A neighbor placed this 911 call while witnessing the incident. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the February 2012 "Shots Fired."

Video: Seattle Man Calls 911 on Officer

December 29, 2011
A Seattle man called 911 to tell dispatchers a traffic stop was spinning out of control after claiming he was the victim of an "illegal stop by an officer."

911 Call at Vehicle Stop

December 29, 2011

A Seattle man called 911, after a police officer pulled him over, claiming the officer acted unprofessionally. The subject's attorney is calling for the police chief to resign.

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Helped LAPD Detectives Link Victim To Him

October 31, 2011
Los Angeles Police detectives now believe the Grim Sleeper serial killer called 911 after killing one of his victims, leaving a voice recording that ultimately helped connect him to the murder.

FCC Chairman Announces Next-Gen 911 Action Plan at APCO

August 15, 2011
Addressing the nation's leading public safety communications officials, the FCC's chairman said the commission's top three next-generation 911 priorities for public safety include location accuracy, establishment of a governance framework, and funding.
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