Saturday, December 17, 2016

911 Is a Joke in My Town!

The city of Takoma Park does not have a functioning police emergency reporting system.  The city police department website reasonably states "Phone 301-270-1100 / Emergency 911."  Unfortunately, when residents call 911 for police calls their calls are often relayed to the city police department, who sometimes does not pick up those calls.  So residents are sometimes told, although not on the city's website, to call the 270-1100 number for all police matters, emergency or otherwise.  And when they do so, they are sometimes told to hang up and call 911, even for non-emergencies.

I don't know, but maybe the city's police officers should spend less time serving up feel-good pablum at the Cheesecake Factory on the other side of town and more time implementing a 911 system that actually works.

Take it away, Flava!


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