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:

Anonymous said...

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

Andrew said...

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.

Andrew said...

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