911 http://wunc.org en Durham Police Department Investigates Fabrication of 911 Calls To Enter Residences http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-department-investigates-fabrication-911-calls-enter-residences <p></p><p>The Durham Police Department is investigating an incident in which an officer lied about receiving a 911 call from a residence to gain access to the home and serve a warrant.</p><p></p><p>The officer told a District Court judge in May that it was a common practice within Durham's police department.</p><p></p><p>Police Chief Jose Lopez issued a memo to the department stating that fabricating 911 calls is not a policy.</p><p></p><p>City Manager Tom Bonfield says he assumes this is an isolated incident, but that it's unacceptable and bears investigation.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:51:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38804 at http://wunc.org Durham Police Department Investigates Fabrication of 911 Calls To Enter Residences 911 Is Receiving Inaccurate Location Data From Cell Phone Calls http://wunc.org/post/911-receiving-inaccurate-location-data-cell-phone-calls <p></p><p>If you use a cell phone to call 9-1-1 from your home or office, there's a good chance the dispatch center will receive inaccurate coordinates to your location. That's according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission.</p><p></p><p>Wireless providers deliver location information to 9-1-1 centers with each call. Land line calls include a name and address. The FCC established location accuracy standards when people generally used land lines at home and cell phones on the road. But now, 70 percent of 9-1-1 calls come from cell phones.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:54:54 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26933 at http://wunc.org 911 Is Receiving Inaccurate Location Data From Cell Phone Calls 911 Misdials Not Slowing Down http://wunc.org/post/911-misdials-not-slowing-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been one year since the ten digit dialing requirement was put into place in the 919 area code. It immediately caused an increase in the number of </span>misdials<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> coming into the 911 call centers in the Triangle. Twelve months later, the problem hasn't gone away.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:53:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13843 at http://wunc.org 911 Misdials Not Slowing Down