911 and cellphones: patching a risky gap


By Jennifer Sullivan
The Seattle Times

KING COUNTY, Wash. Precious minutes are being lost when land lines aren't used and dispatchers can't pinpoint the caller's location. Call centers are upgrading technology to fix that.

Hiding in a closet from her abusive boyfriend, a terrified woman used a cellphone to call a King County 911 dispatcher.

Because the woman was unfamiliar with the area and called from a cellphone, it would have taken dispatchers precious minutes to figure out where to send help.

Read the full story

Request product info from top Police Technology companies

Thank You!

= required Error occured while sending data

By submitting your information, you agree to be contacted by the selected vendor(s).
  1. Tags
  2. Communications

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
5 reasons InMotion is the right public safety software system for your department

5 reasons InMotion is the right public safety software system for your department

Here are some reasons software solutions can help you better manage your agency’s data

logo for print