Pasco 911 calls not answered promptly

Pasco 911 calls not answered promptly

There are 6 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Pasco 911 calls not answered promptly. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

When dialing 911 in Pasco County, the call will always come in to Pasco Fire Rescue.

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Mary

Bradenton Beach, FL

#1 Dec 26, 2007
I have never had a problem when I have had to call the Sheriff's Office, emergency or not. They all do a wonderful job and you should give them more credit, and worry about more important issues.
bee

Lakeland, FL

#2 Dec 27, 2007
Yes, they do a wonderful job, but the problem isn't with the people; the problem is with the system. If you live in, work in, or travel through Pasco County, this is a pretty darn important issue - especially if you need emergency assistance.
Gary

Tampa, FL

#3 May 10, 2011
It is really disturbing when driving through Pasco County and witnessing a disturbed driver or an accident and you call and they have to take the infor and then patch you to Pasco to report all the info again, the worst part is following a Drunk Driver and they have to keep connecting you with the next district or county.

Why can they not take the information and relay it as necessary, keeping me on the phone as they patch me to one agency who transferes me to another and they transfer me to another is not getting the issue resolved.

I actually notice I pay less attention to assist in emergency needs since it is a pain to call it in.
The truth

Port Richey, FL

#4 May 11, 2011
I agree with gary,
I called 911 a few years back because i was witnessing a guy breaking into houses (plurl)
Did the sheriff show up? nope.
So after 30 min. Of this guy walking from house to house making his way into some houses and passing others we aprehended the guy at gun point and tied him to a tree.
We called again and they never came out.
So whats this prove? Dont call the cops and deal with it your self.
I guess in reality we should have just killed him and droped the body at the courthouse.
Anonymous

Carrollton, GA

#5 May 11, 2011
The cops there are to busy doing plays or primping in front of a mirror.
hanknomore

United States

#6 Jun 1, 2011
itsmeoveragain wrote:
The cops there are to busy doing plays or primping in front of a mirror.
it happened again last night the 10th. The 911 calls were coming in about a loaded driver and it took 5 hours to get her only to let her get away so the skank could run over and murder a biker. Nice job pasco county.

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