Man Arrested After Stealing Copper From Radio Tower

Marysville, WA
A Lynnwood, Washington man has been arrested and charged with stealing copper from a public safety radio tower. The man had removed the copper from the Marysville, Washington tower’s grounding system causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage. Dispatchers noticed the man on a security camera that had...
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New Audio: Kansas SWATing Call Leads to Police Shooting

Witchita Police
Overview Date and Time: 12/26/2017 City: Witchita State: Kansas Address: 1033 West McCormack St Summary A dispute between two gamers playing Call of Duty: World War II that escalated to a SWATing call resulted in an officer shooting an involved person. Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner were on the same team in...
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Princeton NJ Privatizes 911

Princeton, New Jersey Police
Princeton, New Jersey has signed a two year contract, with the option to extend for three more years, with IXP Corporation. The contract will pay IXP just over $860,000 a year during the first two years. IXP is a private corporation offering 911 and dispatch services. Princeton is...
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New Audio: PA Plane Crash 911

Cambria County, Pennsylvania seal
Overview Date and Time: 11/25/2017 City: Cambria State: Pennsylvania Address: Near Ebensburg Airport Summary A pilot en route to Ebensburg Airport from Fort Worth, Indiana crashed his two engine plane as he approached the airport. In the plane with the pilot was his wife and two children. The...
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NH Opts Out of FirstNet

FirstNet Logo
New Hampshire is the first state to “opt-out” of the federal FirstNet program. Governor Chris Sununu announced this week that New Hampshire will pursue it’s own agreement with Rivida Networks. The federal government recently reached an agreement with AT&T to build out the national FirstNet system and each...
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IN 911 Operator Accused of Impersonating Police

Clark County 911
A Clark County 911 dispatcher was arrested and accused of using a police badge to impersonate an officer. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says that 48 year old William Leach used a police badge at least twice to convince people that he was a police officer. Leach is...
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Minnesota Rolls Out Text-to-911

Minnesota Emergency Communications Network
The statewide Text-to-911 in Minnesota is up and running. Minnesota began the process in 2014 by moving all of their PSAP’s to the NextGen 911 platform, and finished this year by allowing text to 911. For more see this page on the Minnesota State Website
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Changes to Resources & Audio

We’ve made some major changes to the “Resources & Audio” section of the website. The Wiki that used to hold our audio has been removed. All audio and resources will now be moved into our main site. Audio that we have posted to date is available by selecting...
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San Francisco 9-1-1 Struggling Under Increased Load

San Francisco Emergency Management
A “perfect storm” has hit the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management’s 9-1-1 operation according to Supervisor Aaron Peskin. Since 2011 the center’s call load as increased by 37 percent, leaving staff strained and overworked. To help lower strain additional money has been added for staffing and a...
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