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Subject Brutally Beats Mississippi Dispatcher at Police Station

September 11, 2018
A Mississippi dispatcher was brutally beaten last week when a man showed up at the police department and attacked her, police said.

Colorado Dispatcher Reunited with Officer She Helped After Traffic Crash

August 17, 2018
Police said Erica Limon — a Denver 911 Communications Center dispatcher and certified EMT — was on her way home after picking up her kids from school when she saw debris flying from a crash. She stopped, told her kids to stay in the car, and ran to the scene. There, she found Lakewood Police Officer Mark O’Donnell — who had been on duty, riding his LPD motorcycle — lying on the ground, moving and breathing, but seriously injured.

Stop The Falling

June 18, 2018

If companies can predict consumer behavior with considerable accuracy, is it outside the realm of possibility that the same could be done for criminal behavior?

Company Says It Provided Right Address to Dispatcher the Night Missouri Officer Killed

March 16, 2018
The day after the shooting, investigators revealed the 911 call originated in Windsor, Mo. But dispatchers sent police to a home around 20 miles away in Clinton, Mo.

Slain Missouri Officer was Dispatched to Wrong House

March 8, 2018
He should have been dispatched to an address in Windsor, 25 miles away, where the call originated.

Video: CA Dispatcher Donates Kidney to Officer

February 6, 2018
San Diego police Officer Art Calvert will soon receive a kidney transplant, thanks to co-worker and dispatcher Debra Ballard, who has offered to donate her kidney.

CA Dispatcher Donates Kidney to Officer

February 6, 2018
San Diego police Officer Art Calvert will soon receive a kidney transplant, thanks to co-worker and dispatcher Debra Ballard, who has offered to donate her kidney. More Here.

Illinois State Police Begin 'Silver Search' Training

November 7, 2017
Illinois State Police officials have launched statewide training for officers in dealing with Alzheimer's disease patients who wander away and need to be found.

Ohio Man Called 911 Asking for a Police Dog to Help Him Find Stolen Heroin

April 28, 2017
A Bath Township, OH, man was arrested earlier this year after he called 911 requesting a police dog to help him track down some heroin that was stolen from him, police say.

San Francisco Dispatcher Honored for Actions on the Night an Officer was Shot

April 14, 2017
It happened in the last hour of her shift, but she stayed on throughout the night, making sure the wounded officer was quickly transported to the hospital. Then she coordinated with the responding officers in their search for the suspect, who was cornered and fatally shot.

Cleveland Dispatcher Disciplined Over Tamir Rice Shooting

March 15, 2017
A 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to a Cleveland police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy, who was playing with a pellet gun, outside a recreation center has been suspended for eight days.

Video: KS, MO Agencies Struggle to Find Enough Dispatchers

March 14, 2017
With burnout a constant, emergency communications centers throughout the Kansas City metro area are struggling with shortages of dispatchers so routine that agencies are virtually never fully staffed.

KS, MO Agencies Struggle to Find Enough Dispatchers

March 14, 2017
With burnout a constant, emergency communications centers throughout the Kansas City metro area are struggling with shortages of dispatchers so routine that agencies are virtually never fully staffed. At one point recently in Independence, MO, almost half the dispatching jobs were empty. More Here.

Chicago to Train Officers, Dispatchers in Crisis Intervention

February 2, 2016
Five years after closing six of the city’s 12 mental health clinics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping up crisis intervention training for Chicago Police officers and 911 operators to improve the city’s response to emergencies involving people suffering from mental illness.

Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Killed in Texas Tornado

December 29, 2015
The Collin County (TX) Sheriff's Office says a dispatcher was killed in Saturday's outbreak of deadly tornadoes.

Video: Colorado Police Chief Delivers Baby Daughter on Side of Road

August 27, 2015
Chief Joey Staufer of the Eagle (Colo.) Police Department called 911 just after 2 a.m. after his wife went into labor near the Gypsum exit on Interstate 70. The dispatcher, Kelly Klein, helped Staufer through the delivery.

Dispatchers Plagued by Thousands of Annoying Calls to 911 Give Special Christmas Gift to Disabled Man

December 18, 2014
David VanBibber had an old cellphone that he used as an iPod to listen to music. The phone was disconnected and unable to make calls. But even disconnected cellphones are still able to call 911, which he was accidentally doing while trying to access his music. More Here.

Video: Dispatchers Plagued by Thousands of Annoying Calls to 911 Give Special Christmas Gift to Disabled Man

December 18, 2014
David VanBibber had an old cellphone that he used as an iPod to listen to music. The phone was disconnected and unable to make calls. But even disconnected cellphones are still able to call 911, which he was accidentally doing while trying to access his music.

4 Florida Dispatchers Placed on Leave After Deputy's Ambush Murder

December 4, 2014
The memo discusses problems with the agency's "premise hazards and notifications," which are designed to give first responders any pertinent information about an address where they've been sent, including potential known dangers.

Video: Off-Duty N.J. Police Dispatcher Rescues Two From House Fire

June 17, 2014
Authorities are praising an off-duty police dispatcher who rescued two neighbors from a fire that destroyed their home early Monday in Carteret, N.J.
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