SEND IN THE STOP TEAM!!!! You gotta be kidding me. This is the same woman that will vote at her local election for no new equipment for the police because she didn't get an emergency responce on her friggin western burger!!!!!!!!
What is wrong with people?! :roll:
The sad part is that our dispatchers would have sent a cruiser. It would be up to a cop to respond and tell the woman it wasn't a police matter. Our dispatchers wouldn't blow this woman off. You want a cruiser, you get a cruiser. This is a result of a totally civilian communications division.
When I started, we had a Sgt. and three cops in communications. With them were 2-3 civilians.... The good old days. Now their all civilians.
Not only do they give out calls like this, but the removal of cops from the section also took away valuable positions that were used for the old timers, the injured, the burnt out, the screw -ups etc.
dispatcher did a good job handling it. I would have told her it wasnt a criminal matter and would have probably hung up one her 1:30 earlier If I had been riding the pine the night that call came in. Blocking the drivethrough and causing a disturbance sounds like a disorderly with a tow and some cold thai food for kids if I responded :twisted:
If I hadn't sent someone on a call like this I would have gotten in trouble too. It's not my job to screen calls. I take the info and give it to the officers. Me being a highly trained and qualified civilian has nothing to do with it. If anyone has problems with the internal SOP's of their 911 center go talk to their chief, he/she probably wrote the policies.
The good ole days? The days without a CAD system? No E-911? The days where Public Safety Communications had even less respect then it does now? Yea, let's go back to those days and just put retirees and injured cops up in those chairs also known as lifelines and let them do it, even though they have no desire or want to be in those chairs, nor the training. Yea...the good ole days.