Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 15-0264R    Version: 0 Name: Restoring 911 as an Efficient and Responsive Public Safety Partner Upon Which Baltimore City Callers Can Confidently Rely for Help
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Restoring 911 as an Efficient and Responsive Public Safety Partner Upon Which Baltimore City Callers Can Confidently Rely for Help FOR the purpose of calling upon the City Administration and Baltimore Police Department to immediately restore 911 operators and dispatchers as public safety employees with the Baltimore Police Department; to cross-train operators and dispatchers so that both groups can handle either position; and to provide adequate staffing and sufficient management to avoid busy signals, delayed dispatch of crimes in progress, and other current miscommunications which have negatively affected citizen confidence in a 911 system on which our calls for help and very lives depend.
Sponsors: Nick Mosby, Mary Pat Clarke, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Helen L. Holton, William "Pete" Welch, Bill Henry, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Rochelle Spector, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: 911, Baltimore City, Callers, Help, Public Safety, Restoring
Attachments: 1. 15-0264R~1st Reader, 2. MOIT 15-0264R, 3. Police Report 1 15-0264R, 4. Police Report 2 15-0264R, 5. 15-0264R~2nd Reader, 6. 2nd Reader Amenments 15-0264R
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmembers Mosby and Clarke


A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
title
Restoring 911 as an Efficient and Responsive Public Safety Partner Upon Which Baltimore City Callers Can Confidently Rely for Help
FOR the purpose of calling upon the City Administration and Baltimore Police Department to immediately restore 911 operators and dispatchers as public safety employees with the Baltimore Police Department; to cross-train operators and dispatchers so that both groups can handle either position; and to provide adequate staffing and sufficient management to avoid busy signals, delayed dispatch of crimes in progress, and other current miscommunications which have negatively affected citizen confidence in a 911 system on which our calls for help and very lives depend.
body

Recitals

WHEREAS, 911 operators and dispatchers are the public?s vital link to help and safety in times of crisis from fires, injury, heart attacks, violence, shootings, holdups, and ?real time? crimes in progress.

WHEREAS, The working conditions, morale, dedication, training, and supervision of these operators and dispatchers affect their ability to rise to the occasions of our emergencies. Immediate access to the 911 system they operate is a crucial gateway to the first responders whose help we require and upon whom our very lives may depend.

WHEREAS, After years of confidence in the 911 system, citizens throughout the City...

Click here for full text