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NJ girl, 5, dials 911 to save choking mom

A catchy jingle that encourages kids to call 911 in an emergency may be partially responsible for her quick actions - Full Story

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Grant will assist with Fla. PD's public safety system

By Kenneth Knight The Tampa Tribune TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — A nearly $445,000 grant will take a... - Full Story

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First responders honored for role in Newtown response

First responders honored for role in Newtown response

The staff at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center has won praise from officials and colleagues around the country for their work that day - Full Story

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911 operator who failed to notify police of emergency failed before

She quit six months after the death of a woman who called to report she was trapped in a vehicle in a pond - which the dispatcher failed to log - Full Story

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A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story

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Report Writing: Note Taking

In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the author of a report needs to ensure that he/she understands the need to take good notes which do not use abbreviations unless he/she will be the only reader. In addition, it is important that the report author understands the definitions of all words that they use while writing the report, including those made during witness statements.

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Calif. car thieves accidentally dial 911 during crime

A dispatcher listened to their 35-minute conversation about breaking into cars and buying drugs - Full Story

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Video: Woman calls 911 to get pursuing cops 'off her back'

The woman led officers on a pursuit claiming she didn't have to pull over because she was a sovereign citizen - Full Story

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Communications failure cited in Aurora shootings

Oolice and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the theater execution - Full Story

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Calif. prisons aim to disconnect unwanted calls the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Calif. prisons aim to disconnect unwanted calls

The plan has so many prongs in its approach, if one doesn't find a particular device, another one surely will - Full Story



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