Friday, December 30, 2011

Overheard on the Scanner

Dispatcher:  I need an available unit to respond to a domestic situation at the Briar Creek Apartments.  Caller is stating that her 11 year old daughter is causing a disturbance.

Officer:  This is 324, clear me from my current message and show me in route.

Supervising Officer:  Dispatch, do we have any indication of what the 11 year old is doing?

Dispatcher:  The only thing in the message is that the daughter is causing a disturbance.

Supervising Officer:  Can you please make contact with the mother and get the specifics.  If she's causing a civil disturbance or in danger of hurting somebody, we'll respond.  Otherwise, if it's a disagreement, let her know we aren't sending anybody.  She's going to have to learn to be a parent.

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I'm not sure if the Supervising Officer was aware of any past history at this address (it sounded like he was), but I was certainly happy to hear his response.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Agreed! More parents need to 'parent up' :-) Probably a hissy fit because 11 yr old didn't get an iPhone or iPad...

Suz said...

*gasp* He can't say that!!! (But I hope he does, more often...)