Suffolk's nonemergency hotline gets s...

Suffolk's nonemergency hotline gets static

There are 37 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 31, 2008, titled Suffolk's nonemergency hotline gets static. In it, Newsday reports that:

Call Suffolk County's nonemergency number and you will get ... a 911 operator. Some county legislators at Thursday's Health and Safety Committee meeting were surprised by that revelation from a PBA official, ...

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I laugh last

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Aug 1, 2008
here is why things fail on LI.If you are the Town:

Firstly to put up a sign,you must have a Town meeting scheduled to discuss the proposal of putting up said sign. Techs must now take out a newspaper ad, give a press release and update the Town website.After the next two neetings, and paychecks, you have decided on where to place the sign.You need to hire a designer to design a sign for you.
Again, you take out ads, press release, and days later, and few paychecks,you take three bids and have another meeting to discuss the bids, finalizing which designer will be hired. You then consider designs at two more meetings.And Two more paychecks. Officials meet for lunches and dinners several times to discuss details.
Then you must hire a surveyor to mark out your property lines to code, and hire a contractor to erect said sign. Public notice is sent once again to the news, internet, and press releases. You take bids. After two more meetings an agreement is made on which bidder will win the work. After filing for the correct permits, the contractor goes to the aforementioned place and has "Jose" , an illegal alien, dig a hole , place the sign in, and cement around it. This takes sixteen (16) minutes, and Jose earns $1.28,and the sign Reads "Huntington, a Nice Place to Live and Work"
I laugh last

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Aug 1, 2008
taxes and more taxes wrote:
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That goes for any union worker, not just the PBA. The only ones that think UNIONS are worth anything are Union members, for obvious reasons.
And save your comments on how I'm jealous, I have no desire to be a union member of any workplace.
As a former civil servant who left because the standing order of "do not work , you will make us all look bad" was stagnating me to insanity, I rate this post 10 out of a possible 10.
tired of it

Andover, NJ

#25 Aug 1, 2008
If this number is not taking any burden off the 911 Operator then it is a bogus scam.

The 911 operator still has to pick up the phone for these calls. Prioritize my butt. I set the priority by calling that number, why does it have to be answered by and Emergency operator?
NIce idea IF it was done as it was originally presented. Heck you can have Boyscouts answering th eincoming calls on this 852 number, not emergency operators.
booker t

Andover, NJ

#26 Aug 1, 2008
SmokeEatinHero wrote:
This article is a perfect example of why all Marine and Aviation response should be handled by local volunteer fire departments.
Why can't we have our own helicopters and boats like the cops?
We could get to accident scenes faster, and do our own med-evacs before the cops get there.
We are TRAINED PROFESSIONALS, who WORK FOR PRIDE, NOT A PAYCHECK!
Redundant equipment for the taxpayer to buy?? no thanks
booker t

Andover, NJ

#27 Aug 1, 2008
taxes and more taxes wrote:
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He's probably the liason to the PBA so anytime there is talk of taking away a benefit he contacts the marketing department to run the PBA ads that predict high crime if you cut their salaries
Just like the Teachers union. They even spend millions on Pat-on-the-Back radio commercials
maxwell

Andover, NJ

#28 Aug 1, 2008
I laugh last wrote:
here is why things fail on LI.If you are the Town:
Firstly to put up a sign,you must have a Town meeting scheduled to discuss the proposal of putting up said sign. Techs must now take out a newspaper ad, give a press release and update the Town website.After the next two neetings, and paychecks, you have decided on where to place the sign.You need to hire a designer to design a sign for you.
Again, you take out ads, press release, and days later, and few paychecks,you take three bids and have another meeting to discuss the bids, finalizing which designer will be hired. You then consider designs at two more meetings.And Two more paychecks. Officials meet for lunches and dinners several times to discuss details.
Then you must hire a surveyor to mark out your property lines to code, and hire a contractor to erect said sign. Public notice is sent once again to the news, internet, and press releases. You take bids. After two more meetings an agreement is made on which bidder will win the work. After filing for the correct permits, the contractor goes to the aforementioned place and has "Jose" , an illegal alien, dig a hole , place the sign in, and cement around it. This takes sixteen (16) minutes, and Jose earns $1.28,and the sign Reads "Huntington, a Nice Place to Live and Work"
So this is why they just put street signs in my 30 year old neighborhood That doesn't need them top begin with. All the paperwork started when the houses were first built , it just took 30 years to go through.
Does a neighborhood of all Cul de sacs need signs saying " Dead End" at every intersection? The only cars on the road are from homeowners that live there. These huge yellow signs are an eyesore. Sawsalls are battery operated now. I'll fix the problem this weekend
Long Island

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Aug 1, 2008
Suffolk Legis. Daniel Losquadro (R-Shoreham) said after the union's presentation that he was surprised. "I was under the impression that 852-COPS was completely separate."
This is a perfect example that everyone is "under the impression", how stupid can Losquadro be? And that's who wants to run Brookhaven. Hey when did his brother rent a place and put out his sign on 25A, Atty.? I wonder what kind of rent he pays or does he just pay off? And you wonder why things are they way they are? Take a good look around at who is in and doesn't know a thing. Should you have to pass a test or have some kind of educational minimum for these Congress jobs?
852-JOKE

AOL

#30 Aug 1, 2008
ALL THIS NUMBER DOES IS PUT YOUR CALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.....SURE...911 WILL BE ANSWERED FIRST...BUT IF AN OPERATOR IS NOT TAKING A 911 CALL AND AND 852-COPS CALL IS WAITING....IT WILL COME INTO THE 911 OPERATOR...AND WHILE THAT PERSON IS LISTENING TO SOME MORE STUPID PETTY B-S CALL FROM THE WHINY SUFFOLK CO PUBLIC, A 911 CALL WILL NOW WAIT WHILE THEY HANDLE THAT!!!!!! AND IF SCPD 911 CENTER WASNT ALREADY CLOGGED WITH RIDICULOUS CRAP CALLS, THIS NEW NUMBER ADDS EVEN MORE!!!! AND AS FAR AS CALLING NYPD 911....THAT PERSON IS A MORON....AT LEAST THE OPERATORS IN SUFFOLK SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!
level the playing field

New York, NY

#31 Aug 1, 2008
if we would just cut the saleries and the benefit packages of our police officers and support staff in half then we could hire at least an additional 1/3 of force we have now and it would cost us less and they would still make more money than a city cop does. Same goes for the teachers who too are costing us tax payers way to much.
Odin

Scarsdale, NY

#32 Aug 1, 2008
taxes and more taxes wrote:
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And how did Levy cause this? Would you prefer he raise taxes to over-pay the SCPD more? Maybe the problem is, as always, the UNION that doesn't want their members to work too hard. Please, the fact that a UNION worker is in-efficient should be no surprise to anyone.
That goes for any union worker, not just the PBA. The only ones that think UNIONS are worth anything are Union members, for obvious reasons.
And save your comments on how I'm jealous, I have no desire to be a union member of any workplace.
911 operators should be civilians, who work for much less money than cops. The cops belong on the street. As for your jealous comment, I have no idea what you are talking about.
FF Jack

Brentwood, NY

#33 Aug 1, 2008
level the playing field wrote:
if we would just cut the saleries and the benefit packages of our police officers and support staff in half then we could hire at least an additional 1/3 of force we have now and it would cost us less and they would still make more money than a city cop does. Same goes for the teachers who too are costing us tax payers way to much.
You can't even spell salary.

Duh!!!
b clinton

Greenwich, CT

#34 Aug 2, 2008
The last two times that I called 911 I was put on hold for about 2 minutes. The expressway is like the autobahn. Everytime I go into 7-11 at night I run into drunks buying beer or kids buying munches because they are stoned from drugs. I see flowers and memorials set up all over our roadways. Drive around near the water on Sunday morning and all I see is empty beer packs or bottle along the roadway. This is getting to be a joke! I wonder what the Levy accident death count is up to now?
L I Firefighter

Jackson, NJ

#35 Aug 3, 2008
In Southold Town you may call the 765-number for non-emergencies; these calls are answered by the 911 operators.
In Riverhead Town, dial the 727- number and you get a recording; dial "1" for this and "2" for that, etc. Dial "0" for emergencies. If unsure who to wait for, just dial "0" and the 911 operator answers.
JBMommy

New York, NY

#36 Aug 3, 2008
The number is pointless. Either way I may be on hold, either way it may take up to 3 hours for the police to arrive. Sometimes a 911 officer will call me back and tell me that the officer is delayed at a traffic accident. I call every weekend for loud music and rowdy, disruptive, lewd behavior coming from a hall in my neighborhood. The officers eventually come and tell them to turn it down. But they don't go in and see that they are violating fire codes by too many people inside, that they are violating noise level codes, they don't have a liquor licence, they are searving to minors. No one calls child protective services for endangering the babies and young children whose hearing is surely being damaged sitting in a room with music so loud it can be heard several house away. They can't be bothered to get the Islip town attorney, code inspector, fire marshall, etc out of bed to close down this place. And COPE doesn't work on the weekends or at night when we need them. It is very frustrating. I will say that the officers are polite when they come by, no matter the time.But I do feel that since we pay so much in taxes that we have a right to service from the SCPD and town of Islip to know that they are willing to do what is right to keep our neighbor safe and free of crime. And while they take hours to arrive for music that can be heard for blocks, and loud, rowdy, lewd drunk teenagers,and they do mostly nothing they did have 3 squad cars at my door in less then 6 minutes when some gross couple from one of the parties at the hall were having sex on their car in front of our house. maybe if the police did what they are paid to do, arrest people and write tickets for breaking the law and the Town was interested in inforcing it's laws and codes we wouldn't have this problem. Probably the police would have alot more time to catch thieves and punks if they started taking peoples cars and motorcycles away when they drive drunk or recklessly and the roads would be safer, too. It is all very frustrating.
Suffolk County Resident

Deer Park, NY

#37 Aug 3, 2008
SmokeEatinHero wrote:
This article is a perfect example of why all Marine and Aviation response should be handled by local volunteer fire departments.
Why can't we have our own helicopters and boats like the cops?
We could get to accident scenes faster, and do our own med-evacs before the cops get there.
We are TRAINED PROFESSIONALS, who WORK FOR PRIDE, NOT A PAYCHECK!
There are still taxpayers left on LI, so the vollies want more expensive toys.

“ Fighting a corrupt system”

Since: Aug 08

Centereach,NY

#38 Aug 3, 2008
And you all wonder why the union is so strong, everone calls 911 for everything. Four yrs back I fell 20 ft of a ladder onto a fence. I scraped myself off the ground, got behind the wheel of my pickup and drove to the hospital with four broken bones. That was extreme but truly, many of you call 911 over a nieghbors barking dog, a man smoking a cigarette in his car, a child unattended in his own front yard. Some of you are truly sick in wanting to see emergency vehicles come racing up your street.
I laugh last

Brooklyn, NY

#39 Aug 4, 2008
Uncle Jesse wrote:
And you all wonder why the union is so strong, everone calls 911 for everything. Four yrs back I fell 20 ft of a ladder onto a fence. I scraped myself off the ground, got behind the wheel of my pickup and drove to the hospital with four broken bones. That was extreme but truly, many of you call 911 over a nieghbors barking dog, a man smoking a cigarette in his car, a child unattended in his own front yard. Some of you are truly sick in wanting to see emergency vehicles come racing up your street.
I was attacked by a neighbors dog on several occasions, and when I did call the Cops, the Cop oin scene gave me his cellphone number and told me to call that, because 911 is swamped and it would take 10-15 minutes to get the call. Sad indeed, 911 is supposed to be Emergency.

Goggle this "911 western burger" . no lie,(not in NY) a woman called 911 because a fast food restarant would not make her a Western Burger....

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