Video: Calls involving off-duty officers

May 27, 2011

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Betsy Brantner Smith Survival Insights
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Tip: Video: Calls involving off-duty officers

Clear and accurate communication between an off-duty officer and the 911 call taker when the cop is involved in an off-duty incident can be critical to that law enforcer’s survival. In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Betsy Brantner Smith recommends some tips to help dispatchers get from that officer the important information responding officers will need once they get to the scene to assist.


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Sergeant Betsy Smith has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, retiring as a patrol supervisor in a large Chicago suburb. A graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School of Staff and Command and a Street Survival seminar instructor for more than 9 years, Betsy is now a speaker, author and a primary PoliceOne Academy consultant. Visit Betsy's website at

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