Emergency response:
Changes due for Atlanta’s year-old 911 system

Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell recently announced a series of improvements for the city’s 911 system  blamed for slow response in the minutes before the pipe-bomb explosion at the Olympic Games last July that includes filling vacant positions, providing more overtime and increasing training for operators and officers. 

Announcing the moves at a Dec. 31 press conference, Campbell acted in response to recommendations made by an independent task force he had impaneled after the July 27 bombing to look into problems with the $37-million communications center that is the heart of the enhanced 911 system.


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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Feb 14, 1997. 
© 1997, LEN Inc.  [ Subscribe.]