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BOB

League City, TX

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#1
Mar 5, 2008
 
why was there such along time for a response. I mean they said the guy was beating people up and then caller called back 9 minutes later whats the deal.
wow

Punxsutawney, PA

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#2
Mar 5, 2008
 
Good question for the Vigo Co. Sheriff. The dispatch center is run by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department. And by the way, the VC Sheriff is the 911 Director also. HHHMMM???
BOB

League City, TX

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#3
Mar 5, 2008
 
thats really strange. I dont understand the delay. I think this needs to be looked into by someone other then the Sheriff. Well news 10 there is your next story.
Phooey

League City, TX

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#4
Mar 5, 2008
 
I thought the same thing when I heard the news this morning. Seems like someone should have been there before 9 minutes was up.
hey now

Galena, OH

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#6
Mar 5, 2008
 
Yeah, they need to look at the 3-11 dispatchers (not all, but some) that have intentionally held three and four calls in a district for ONE officer so they can "Keep him busy" was the reason they gave me. They actually gave him call after call for hours, on purpose, cause he was known for doing a lot of traffic stops trying to find dope/wanted persons. But I guess those traffic stop interupt them playing on myspace and watching the flat screen TVs (plural) in dispatch?

Glad the sheriff has some balls to actually enforce some rules

And that 3-11 dispatcher looking up her ex's new GF's address and phone number should be fired. If we did something illegal like this the public would be calling for our heads on a stick!
Big brown guy

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#7
Mar 5, 2008
 
Well trust me its true I have seen it happen with my own eyes. I know that Police Officers and Deputies are just doing their job so why get upset about it. Just do what you are paid to do thats all.
Frankie

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Mar 5, 2008
 
hey now wrote:
Yeah, they need to look at the 3-11 dispatchers (not all, but some) that have intentionally held three and four calls in a district for ONE officer so they can "Keep him busy" was the reason they gave me. They actually gave him call after call for hours, on purpose, cause he was known for doing a lot of traffic stops trying to find dope/wanted persons. But I guess those traffic stop interupt them playing on myspace and watching the flat screen TVs (plural) in dispatch?
Glad the sheriff has some balls to actually enforce some rules
And that 3-11 dispatcher looking up her ex's new GF's address and phone number should be fired. If we did something illegal like this the public would be calling for our heads on a stick!
And I trust that you have formally made these allegations to the Sheriff with substantiating evidence rather than just airing them out on some silly ass internet forum?
ABC

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#9
Mar 5, 2008
 
BIG BROWN GUY, OBVIOUSLY YOU DO NOT KNOW ALL OF THE FACTS FROM THE CALL THE OTHER EVENING. I DON'T KNOW MANY OFFICER'S THAT WOULD HAVE RAN "HOT" ON THE INTIAL INFORMATION THAT WAS DISPATCHED TO OFFICERS OR GATHERED BY DISPATCH. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WTHI CAME UP WITH "9 MINUTES." I KNOW THPD WAS THERE IN LESS THEN 9 MINUTES.
ITS OLE DAD

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#10
Mar 5, 2008
 
Frankie wrote:
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And I trust that you have formally made these allegations to the Sheriff with substantiating evidence rather than just airing them out on some silly ass internet forum?
thats the problem frankie MOST OF THEM wont do this they just want to bitch about the center when they dont have a damn clue what goes on in here. i would beg for some of the people making complaints to sit in here for 8 hours on a busy night and see what we go through. i bet a pay check MOST not all would say i QUIT. and this i have been told by several officers "man i dont know how you guys do that job i could never do it" there are good dispatchers and terrible dispatchers on the other side of the street there are good police officers and terrible police officers. this you will get anywhere you go, nothing new in society. i know for a fact alot of the complaints have been looked into and its found that some people are being picky or in other words big babies. mostly calling out the people that these post are about because they dont like them. im an advocate for getting rid of dead weight and punishing people that make mistake after mistakes, but face it we are all human mistakes happen.
yeppers

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Mar 5, 2008
 
ITS OLE DAD wrote:
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thats the problem frankie MOST OF THEM wont do this they just want to bitch about the center when they dont have a damn clue what goes on in here. i would beg for some of the people making complaints to sit in here for 8 hours on a busy night and see what we go through. i bet a pay check MOST not all would say i QUIT. and this i have been told by several officers "man i dont know how you guys do that job i could never do it" there are good dispatchers and terrible dispatchers on the other side of the street there are good police officers and terrible police officers. this you will get anywhere you go, nothing new in society. i know for a fact alot of the complaints have been looked into and its found that some people are being picky or in other words big babies. mostly calling out the people that these post are about because they dont like them. im an advocate for getting rid of dead weight and punishing people that make mistake after mistakes, but face it we are all human mistakes happen.
We have made complaint after complaint and nothing has changed. Maybe these comments made out in the public forum, while not that tastefull, will light a fire under the right butt!
ohboy

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#12
Mar 5, 2008
 
Well most of you that have complained need to go down there and do the job first of all. Second of all does WTHI have the actual time stamps from the call? And you finally did everyone know that during the last severe storm the dispatch center handled 490 calls from the time the storm started till midnight. You know everyone likes to complain but they do not ever want to help out. But hey I guess its ok no one ever complains when the weather man screws up.
Big brown guy

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Mar 5, 2008
 
ABC wrote:
BIG BROWN GUY, OBVIOUSLY YOU DO NOT KNOW ALL OF THE FACTS FROM THE CALL THE OTHER EVENING. I DON'T KNOW MANY OFFICER'S THAT WOULD HAVE RAN "HOT" ON THE INTIAL INFORMATION THAT WAS DISPATCHED TO OFFICERS OR GATHERED BY DISPATCH. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WTHI CAME UP WITH "9 MINUTES." I KNOW THPD WAS THERE IN LESS THEN 9 MINUTES.
WELL PLEASE EXPLAIN THEN SINCE YOU HAVE THE INSIDE STORY. AND IF THE INITIAL DISPATCH WAS A GUY BEATING PEOPLE UP AND TEARING UP THE HOUSE AND THREATENING TO SET IT ON FIRE IS NOT A HOT RESPONSE. WOW. AND I AM NOT SAYING THE POLICE WERE WRONG AT ALL THEY GO WHEN THEY ARE TOLD AND IF I AM WRONG THEN IT NEEDS BROUGHT OUT.
AS FOR COMPLAINTS TO THE SHERIFF. FEEL FREE TO GO IN AND SEE THE PILES OF COMPLAINTS FROM DEPUTIES, OFFICERS AND FIREMAN. OH THE MAY BE LOST OR MISS PLACED BY NOW.
TRUST ME I THINK CENTRAL DISPATCH IS A GOOD IDEA IF ITS RAN RIGHT. AND YOU ARE RIGHT THERE ARE GOOD DISPATCHERS NO DOUGHT ABOUT IT. BUT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEPUTIES, OFFICERS OR FIREMAN. IT HAS TO DO WITH THE DISPATCHERS.
IT MUST BE TOUGH SITTING IN THERE FOR EIGHT HOURS PLAYING ON THE COMPUTER, WATCHING TV AND ANSWERING THE PHONE. I UNDERSTAND IT IS BUSY BUT COME ON YOU HAVE OR ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE FOUR OR FIVE DISPATHCERS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE POINT OF HAVING THE NEW DISPATCH. OR DOES THE TRUTH NEED TO COME OUT THAT THERE IS LESS THEN THAT WORKING.
ohboy

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#14
Mar 5, 2008
 
Well I will say this why don't you go put an application in there so you can work. Part of the problem is a lack of employees. So you can not just crap a dispatcher out. And let me say this it takes someone special to be a dispatcher. Yes there probably have been some bugs to work out but that is to be expected and some of the complaints have been taken care of so big brown guy you should get some of your facts straigt.
cool

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#15
Mar 6, 2008
 
Yea go put an application in thats a good answer. The dispatcher's do work hard and there are some bad apple's in the bunch.
Get rid of them!!!! We need to hire more of Jeff's friends from the fire departments. At least they know how to dispatch the fire department on calls.(thats all he worries about anyway)
I know its strange that most of the time the Sheriff's Department hires people they know. I will say most of the old county dispatchers are pretty good and so are the city dispatcher's.
I think this got a little off track but could someone look into the initial problem in the dispatch.(9 min)
RAMBO2

League City, TX

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#17
Mar 6, 2008
 
THATS A BIG 10-4. 6 CLEAR
johnny

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#18
Mar 6, 2008
 
Who is in charge of dispatch and does he or she have any idea about what goes on in there. Can they even run dispatch.
This sounds like a major problem that needs taken care of. I mean you are only messing with peoples lives. No big deal
Lost

League City, TX

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#19
Mar 6, 2008
 
RAMBUTT wrote:
Vote Bell for Sheriff. All of this asshatary will end in dispatch! Ain't that right RAMBO2?
Who is this Bell guy you guys keep posting on all the forums? Are you Bell? Is he a dispatcher or a city cop? How would he change the dispatch? I'm lost.
hey now

Galena, OH

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#20
Mar 6, 2008
 
he is a deputy, not a supervisor of dispatch or anything like that. For some reason someone on here just likes using his name.
johnny

Westerville, OH

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#21
Mar 6, 2008
 
HE IS A NICE GUY AND NEEDS TO RUN FOR SHERIFF
peaches

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#22
Mar 6, 2008
 
johnny wrote:
HE IS A NICE GUY AND NEEDS TO RUN FOR SHERIFF
I love bell and he looks great in uniform. I love it when he comes into dispatch to see me. However, my boyfriend, Shawn gets mad. I am a man who loves a man in uniform.

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