Police Dispatchers – Telling cops where to go for generations

True life lines, radio operators are the vital link between the public and police.
Police Dispatchers - Telling cops where to go for generations

2 thoughts on “Police Dispatchers – Telling cops where to go for generations

  1. Do police and dispatch ever see each other face to face, or are they just voices in the ether fuzz? It would be weird to have such a critically important connection with people you’ve never met!

  2. Our 911 operators in Michigan are awesome. Saved my bacon once in Flint when a nearly naked dude mistook a smelly bag of kitty litter in the garbage can for anhydrous ammonia and tried to kick in my front door at 4:30 in the morning. Funny thing was, he kept saying, “I’m going to call the cops” as he was kicking on the door… I said, “dude, chill on my door, they’ll be here in a minute – I’m on the phone with them now!” The next kick really rocked the door and the dispatcher asked what the noise was. I told her it was the frame cracking, that he’d be in soon (I was armed only with a baseball bat). She screamed “he’s gained entry” into the mic and I could hear, over the phone, the officer gun the throttle to his cruiser… They had the dude in cuffs 45 seconds later.

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