08/06/2011

Calif. bill would let 911 dispatchers accept photos, videos, texts

A group of cities in California are moving to implement "Next-Generation 9-1-1" systems

By Diana Samuels
San Jose Mercury News

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Someday soon, a person whose house is being robbed will be able to text 911 for help while hiding inside a closet or send police dispatchers a cellphone video of the thief driving away.

As a group of Peninsula cities are moving to implement "Next-Generation 9-1-1" systems that allow emergency disp...

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