Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Overheard on the Scanner

Dispatch:  Dispatch to 230

230:  This is 230, go ahead.

Dispatch:  Can you respond to a domestic assault in the second sector at 3413 Main Street?  It's been pending for a while and I have no first sector cars available.

230:  Sure, I'll take it.  I'm coming from [location about 20 minutes away].

Dispatch:  At this location, you have a 17 year-old male making unwanted sexual advances to a 13 year old and a 14 year old relative.


Let me get this right.  Someone calls because a 17 year old is making sexual advances to two young relatives.  The message has been pending at dispatch because there are no officers available in the sector.  Finally, dispatch decides to call in a car from another sector.  That officer is another 20 minutes away.

Yep, hang tight!  We'll be right there!

When seconds count, police are only minutes away.