Monday, June 29, 2009

Neighborhood group donates cell phones to police officers

Pretty interesting story from a Howard U newspaper - the Northwest Columbia Heights Association purchased and donated cell phones to the police officers who patrol the area in order to get a quicker response in case 911 doesn't show up -- they can call the officers directly.

Kind of an interesting idea, though it's a shame MPD couldn't have done this on their own. I know some officers give out their numbers already, however, which is pretty cool.

3 comments:

  1. So now I have to wait longer for a response? We should only have 1 method for dispatching cars to calls...

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  2. Yeah, true. But I think in this case it'd be shorter, because if 911 doesn't show up and you don't have the officers' numbers, you'd be outta luck.

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  3. or you'd have to wait longer, at least.

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