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Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Find and Rescue Abducted Child

April 16, 2021

On January 15, 2020, at about 1:30 p.m. an 11-year-old girl was walking home from school. A man got out of a car and grabbed her. Witnesses called Springfield (MA) Emergency Communications (SEC).

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Silent Key: Ray Wemple

April 15, 2021

Retired Schenectady Police Sergeant Ray Wemple passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Rotterdam, New York, with his family…

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Locate Child Taken in Home Invasion

April 15, 2021

The five telecommunicators on duty banded together, dispatched field responders, broadcast lookouts, performed notifications, made NCIC entries, pinged cellphones, coordinated with investigators and communicated with area jurisdictions.

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Help Rescue Child Stolen by Non-Custodial Parent

April 14, 2021

On February 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. the Glendive (MT) 911 Communications Center sent a multi-state message from the Glendive Police requesting law enforcement agencies attempt to locate a child abducted by a non-custodial parent in a stolen vehicle possibly en route to California.

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Assist in Rescue of Kidnapped Child

April 13, 2021

Hamilton County (OH) Communications Officer Lisa Helm took a call from a frantic grandmother who uttered the words nobody wants to hear, “My grandson… He was just kidnapped.”

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Women in Public Safety Communications: Renee Gordon

April 8, 2021

Renee Gordon, Director, City of Alexandria, Virginia – Department of Emergency and Customer Communications, has been in public safety for over 30 years, 12  in emergency communications

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GeoComm Awarded Nationwide Purchasing Contract Through North Carolina Sheriff’s Association

April 7, 2021

St. Cloud, MN:  GeoComm, leading provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is pleased to announce their public safety GIS software…

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APCO Welcomes Reintroduction of the 9‑1‑1 SAVES Act

April 1, 2021

Today, Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), along with several of their colleagues, reintroduced the Supporting Accurate…

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Australia-based Codan Limited to acquire U.S.-based Zetron, Inc.

April 1, 2021

Australia-based Codan Limited (Codan) has unveiled preliminary details of a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of U.S….

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Kevin Murray Selected to Receive NG911 Institute’s Leadership Award

April 1, 2021

By Misson Critical Partners STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (April 1, 2021) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced today that Kevin Murray,…

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