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Police in Louisville say up to 70% of their calls for service could be handled by phone rather than dispatching an officer to respond in person. The Department believes this will speed up response time and allow officers to be free to handle priority calls. While callers may no longer be waiting for hours to have an officer take a report, I think this leads to a breakdown in community relations. What will be the guidelines to differentiate calls that do require a personal response from calls that don't? What about property crimes where there could be critical evidence that gets overlooked because of the nature of the call? This could also lead to an increase in false reports, especially with matters regarding possible insurance claims. The Louisville PD purports that officers will be free to answer higher priority calls. My question is, who will be taking the phone reports? Officers, of course. Whether they take them in person or over the phone, the reports will still have to be done. Click here for the full article

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Comment another bloody monday and again if it wasnt reading these messages i dont know what I would do

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:42 pm MST by bob

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