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Title: ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) - EMERGENCY DISPATCHING AGENCIES AND THE AREAS SERVED BY THEM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Government Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Government Research Institute
St Louis, MI 63101
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SECOND IN A SERIES OF REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE COUNTY, MUNICIPAL, AND FIRE DISTRICT GOVERNMENTS IN ST. LOUIS CITY AND COUNTY LISTS EMERGENCY DISPATCHING AGENCIES AS PART OF A PROPOSED 911 SYSTEM.
Abstract: A TABLE LISTS EMERGENCY DISPATCHING AGENCIES BY CATEGORY. IT SHOWS THE AREAS THAT EACH AGENCY SERVES AND THE DISPATCHING SERVICES (POLICE, FIRE, OR AMBULANCE) THAT THE AGENCY PROVIDES TO EACH AREA. A TOTAL OF 28 FULL-TIME POLICE DISPATCHING AGENCIES EXISTS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, WITH 1 PART-TIME POLICE DISPATCHING AGENCY (SHREWSBURY). IN ADDITION, THERE ARE SEVEN FIRE DISPATCHING AGENCIES, OF WHICH THREE ARE ALARM CENTERS AND FOUR ARE MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS. DISPATCHING FOR A MUNICIPAL FIRE DEPARTMENT IS USUALLY HANDLED BY THE MUNICIPALITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND COUNTY AMBULANCE DISPATCHING IS PROVIDED BY POLICE AND FIRE DISPATCHING AGENCIES. ANOTHER TABLE SHOWS EMERGENCY DISPATCHING AGENCIES WHICH PROVIDE POLICE, FIRE, AND AMBULANCE DISPATCHING SERVICES SERVICES FOR EACH COUNTY MUNICIPALITY (ONLY INCORPORATED AREAS ARE INCLUDED). TO VERIFY THE TABULAR INFORMATION, FORMS WERE SENT TO MOST MUNICIPAL AND DISPATCHING AGENCY OFFICIALS. AS OF FEBRUARY 1978, 21 OF THE 91 MUNICIPALITIES AND 3 OF THE 36 EMERGENCY AGENCIES HAD NOT RESPONDED. THE TABULAR DATA RAISE SEVERAL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF POLICE DISPATCHING AGENCIES AS PRIMARY ANSWERING POINTS, POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCHING RESPONSIBILITIES, AND THE USE OF CAMPUS POLICE AND THE LAMBERT AIRPORT POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS AS ANSWERING POINTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP)
Index Term(s): Dispatching; Missouri; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
Note: SECOND IN A SERIES OF REPORTS PREPARED FOR COUNTY, MUNICIPAL, AND FIRE DISTRICT GOVERNMENTS IN ST LOUIS CITY AND COUNTRY
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