Man Arrested for Calling 911 for Ride

A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina man was arrested after he repeatedly called 9-1-1 to request a ride to the police department to bail out his girlfriend. Edward Rosciszewski is accused of calling 9-1-1 four times over the course of four hours asking for a ride from police. Dispatchers attempted...
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Tool of the Trade: Google Earth Circles

Every day we use maps in dispatch, they’re one of our most valuable tools. But customizing them to the needs we have for a specific call can be difficult. CAD mapping functions are usually primitive at best and high end GIS software is far beyond the use of...
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New Audio: Bakersfield CA Murder/Suicide

Overview Date and Time: 03/10/2015 17:21 hrs City: Bakersfield (Kern County) State: California Address: De Colores Ct. Summary On March 10, 2015 a male party fatally shot his wife and called 9-1-1 to report the shooting. During the call he tells the dispatcher that he is suicidal and...
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60 Minutes Highlights Shift in Active Shooter Response

A segment on 60 Minutes highlighted a shift in the methodology of responding to active shooter incidents. It is becoming more common across the country for police departments to encourage bystanders to take action when confronted by an armed assailant. Traditional thinking encouraged people to flee the area...
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MA Rep Introduces Anti-SWATing Bill

Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark has introduced a bill aimed at toughening the federal penalties for SWATing incidents. In her press release Clark sites an incident when a 10 year old became a victim when a SWAT team was called to his home in a hoax. The FBI reportedly...
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9-1-1 Transcripts Released in FL Murder/Suicide

The surviving victim of a Jacksonville, Florida murder/suicide attempt called 9-1-1 asking for help after her ex-boyfriend shot her, her twin daughters, and her father. At the same time a neighbor heard the gun shots and called 9-1-1, giving dispatchers vital information. There had been a history of...
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NJ Passed Toughened Swatting Law

New Jersey has passed a law increasing the penalties for placing false calls into police and requiring police to submit annual reports of false calls into their jurisdiction. The law increasing the penalties for swatting to a jail term between 5 and 10 years or a fine up...
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Suspicious Packages

As a result of the recent events in France communications centers across the United States are seeing an increase in calls for suspicious packages and vehicles. We’ve put together a couple items to consider when taking calls to help you determine if a package is suspicious or abandoned....
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NYPD Dispatcher Fired for False Calls

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A New York Police Department dispatcher was arrested after she allegedly made two false calls to the fire department. Joselene Brunot, a 28 year old 9-1-1 dispatcher, is accused of making two calls claiming she left food on a stove inside her apartment. The catch is Brunot had...
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