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Police dispatch audio reveals the conflicting descriptions from officers of suspects who led several agencies oin a pursuit that ended with the two suspects fatally shot by officers who fired 137 shots. Read the full story here.
Previously, POLICE Magazine shared some things that dispatchers always wanted officers to know. This time, the shoe is on the other foot, and we allow field units to give dispatchers some advice.
The emergency dispatcher is the police officer's lifeline out in the field: coordinating resources, making notifications, running checks, and getting you help when and where you need it. When your butt is on the line, so is theirs.
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.
On Nov. 26, 2011, two Volusia County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies John Braman and John Brady approached suspect Corey Reynolds, who suprised them with a .40-caliber handgun. Listen to three minutes of radio traffic as Braman relays infomation to dispatchers and responding deputies. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the March 2012 "Shots Fired."
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.
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."