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FeralCJ7 t1_j6n6i8g wrote

Eh, I was a cop for over a decade. The number of pocket dial 911 calls we got is crazy. Unbelievable.

But, it's not really costing money imo. I mean, the dispatchers are paid no matter what, so are the police. I was already out driving around anyway, so if I'm driving here or there it doesn't matter, it's costing tax dollars.

And, every department I worked at a 911 unknown, or 911 hangup, was always a lower priority than a known issue. So if we got dispatched to an alarm or a crash we always for those first then the unknown calls. So it didn't really take away from emergency responses elsewhere.