11/13/2007

Calif. dispatchers called "conductors" in public safety symphony

By Chris Durant
The Eureka Times-Standard 

EUREKA, Calif. — Within seconds, a police officer pulling someone over or responding to a call can have loads of information on a suspect, their location and possible safety concerns.

It's all provided to them after split-second broadcasts and the rapid punching of a keyboard by dispatchers back at the law enforcement agency's headquarters.

Without dispatchers, officers would go into situations blind.

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