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Computer Failure Cripples 911 Dispatch System For Brentwood, Antioch Area

A computer failure has crippled the emergency dispatch center for the Brentwood and Antioch area.

07/06/2014

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Oakland Police Department Dispatch Center Gets $750,000 Upgrade

Oakland’s 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.

06/30/2014

Peter Cukor

Police Dispatch Audio Details Non-Response To Intruder In Fatal Berkeley Attack

Police dispatch tapes show officers didn’t immediately respond to a Berkeley man’s nonemergency call about an intruder before the homeowner was bludgeoned to death with a ceramic pot.

03/02/2012

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Computer Outage Hits San Francisco Police & Fire Departments

The computer-aided dispatch system utilized by San Francisco’s police and fire departments went down unexpectedly on Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

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San Francisco Supervisors Call The City’s Cab System Dysfunctional

While the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is trying to get more cabs on the streets during peak hours, the supervisors are trying to rid the street of renegade cabs that are operating without a license.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/02/2011

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Wait Times Drop For California 911 Cellular Calls

Wait times are dropping and more Californians placing 911 cellular telephone calls are getting through to operators.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010