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Alabama County's Dispatchers Get New PlantCML Call Processing System

February 15, 2011
The center is currently equipped with 10 call taking positions to field emergency and administrative calls, as well as to dispatch calls to first responders at the Decatur Police Department, Decatur Fire and Rescue, the Morgan County Rescue Squad, Trinity Police Department, Priceville Police Department, Decatur EMS and 22 volunteer fire departments.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Ariz., Radio Traffic

September 13, 2010

On April 23, 2006, Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD officers pursued suspect Daniel Brown, who was driving a stolen Krispy Kreme truck. After officers hit his vehicle with a spike strip, Brown drove the limping vehicle to a Safeway, where he took a hostage. Listen to 20 minutes of radio traffic as dispatchers and officers coordinate a response that involved four law enforcement agencies. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the Sept. 2010 "Shots Fired."

Wounded Charleston County (S.C.) Deputy's Radio Call

June 14, 2010

On Jan. 21, Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey DeGrow responded to a burglary call and was shot six times, including one in his right eye. DeGrow kept his calm while radioing in his position and a suspect description even as he was gravely wounded. The NLEOMF named DeGrow its Officer of the Month for May.

APCO Announces Communications Award Winners

May 24, 2010
The Public-Safety Communications awards are presented annually by APCO International to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.

Iowa 911 Call Center First to Accept Text Messages

August 24, 2009
An emergency call center in the basement of the county jail in Waterloo, Iowa, became the first in the country to accept text messages sent to "911," starting Wednesday.

Police Officer Saves Paramedic Wife's Life

August 21, 2009
Susan Odom is a paramedic with Atmore Ambulance. Arthur Odom is an officer with the Atmore (Ala.) Police Department. They've been married for 4 1/2 years. When Susan dialed 911 after choking, her husband answered the call and came to her rescue.

Reducing Response to Non-Emergency 911 Calls

July 31, 2009

The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.

Pittsburgh Dispatchers Receive Weapon Question Guide in Wake of Ambush Killings

April 9, 2009
"We're never gonna let this happen again. Not on my watch," county Emergency Services Chief Robert A. Full said yesterday in pledging that 911 employees will make every effort to uncover critical information that could save police officers' lives.

Pittsburgh 911 Worker Didn't Tell Responding Officers that Poplawski Owned Guns

April 7, 2009
When Richard Poplawski's mother called 911 to ask that her son be removed from their home in Stanton Heights, she acknowledged that he had weapons. But that crucial piece of information never was relayed to the three Pittsburgh police officers who responded Saturday and were fatally shot.

Pennsylvania State Police Dispatcher Slain by Former Boyfriend

December 31, 2008
A 20-year-old Drexel Hill radio dispatcher for the Pennsylvania State Police was killed by her estranged boyfriend last night as her 13-year-old sister hid in a closet frantically calling their father and police, police say.

NYPD Dispatcher Allegedly Arranged Sexual Tryst With 14-Year-Old Girl

August 21, 2008
When the 56-year-old man arrived at the Philadelphia-area mall last Friday morning, FBI agents arrested him and found nine condoms, bottles of flavored lubricant, and a high-definition video camcorder in a bag that he had in his car.
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