skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 63016 Find in a Library
Title: NINE-ONE-ONE CONFERENCE ON CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT - FCC (FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION) REPORT
Journal: APCO (ASSOCIATED PUBLIC-SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS INC.) BULLETIN  Dated:(DECEMBER 1972)  Pages:14,26-31,39
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers, Inc
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE REPORTS ON THE PROGRESS MADE IN ESTABLISHING 911 AS THE UNIVERSAL TELEPHONE NUMBER, THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN IMPLEMENTATION, AND SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
Abstract: THE EFFORT TO ESTABLISH A UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER BEGAN IN 1967 AND INVOLVED THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CIVIL DISORDERS, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. IN 1968, AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH (AT AND T) PUBLICLY OFFERED 911 AS THE UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THE SYSTEM WAS TO INCLUDE A CENTRAL EMERGENCY SWITCHBOARD IN EACH COMMUNITY, STAFFED AND CONTROLLED BY THE LOCAL EMERGENCY AGENCIES. PUBLIC PAY PHONES WOULD BE CONVERTED AND PRIORITY GIVEN TO LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS AT A COST OF MORE THAN $50 MILLION. THE ARTICLE PRESENTS THE REMARKS OF CONGRESSMAN ROUSH AT THE 1972 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CONFERENCE DEALING WITH HIS EARLY EFFORTS TO GET 911 ADOPTED; A SPEECH BY THE HEAD OF THE 911 COORDINATING GROUP AT (AT AND T) HEADQUARTERS OUTLINING TWO STUDIES THAT CONCLUDED 911 SAVED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME; A DESCRIPTION BY THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR OF HOW 911 GREATLY SHORTENED EMERGENCY POLICE RESPONSE TIME; AND A DISCUSSION OF 911 BY THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE WASHINGTON, D.C., METROPOLITAN INSPECTOR'S DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM MAKEUP, COSTS, AND POSSIBLE IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS; A DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEMS OF TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BOUNDARIES BY A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL SIGNAL ASSOCIATION (IMSA); AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGIONAL COUNCILS (NARC). REMARKS BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY (OTP), EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, OUTLINE THE CURRENT OTP EFFORT REGARDING 911. INFORMATIONAL ADDRESSES ARE INCLUDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Disaster procedures; Emergency communications; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number; Police response time
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=63016

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.