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Caller in Fatal SWATing Incident Pleads Guilty

Witchita Police
An update on some audio we posted last year: On December 26th, 2017 Tyler Barriss called the court house in Wichita, Kansas claiming to have shot and killed his father and was holding other family members hostage. Barriss had placed the call after an online dispute over a...
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Sunnyvale PD Arrest B&E Suspect After Text-to-911

Sunnyvale, CA DPS
Sunnyvale, California police credit text-to-911 with catching 4 suspects who broke into a Mary Avenue home. The victim was hiding under the covers of a bed when they contacted 911 by text message. The suspects stole a number of items from the house along with a Tesla. Dispatchers...
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Tampa 911 Wireless Outage

Tampa Police Badge
Tampa, Florida Police and Fire both were having issues receiving wireless 911 calls on Friday, September 7th. The issues only impacted some callers and resulted in a “fast busy” signal when 911 was dialed. Tampa Police, Fire, and city government circulated notices advising citizens to call ten digit...
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Massachusetts Deploying RapidSOS Statewide

MA 911
The Massachusetts State 911 Department is in the final stages of deploying RapidSOS’s 911 Clearing House service to the over 200 PSAPs across their state. The service connects the state’s 911 system with a variety of location data sources that can be provided by handsets that are not...
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1 October After Action Report Released

Route 91 Harvest Festival Logo
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Clark County Fire, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have released a comprehensive After Action Report detailing the events of the mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October. The report speaks highly of the overall response by the numerous agencies involved,...
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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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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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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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