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The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, for all kinds of reasons. But calling the police isn’t a guarantee of a quick or effective response. And when police are dispatched, a situation can unexpectedly escalate, as it did at this Philadelphia Starbucks, this New Jersey gym and this Alabama Waffle House.
What should we expect when we call 9-1-1? Is there a wrong time to call the cops for help? And how can callers get the results they want when they dial 9-1-1?
- Michael Wood Jr. Police management scholar; former Baltimore police officer; author, "Crimes and Punishments in the 21st Century"
- Errin Haines Whack Race and ethnicity reporter, Associated Press
- Cedric Alexander Deputy mayor of Rochester, N.Y.; former police chief of Dekalb County and City of Rochester; long-time law enforcement officer
- Thomas Self Dispatcher, advanced emergency medical technician
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