Police chief says 9-1-1 response will be fast
SANTO DOMINGO. The Chief of the National Police stated that in the first trials that they have carried out in tests of the 911 system show response times of between three and seven minutes which places the country faster than some more developed countries where response times are between 15 and 35 minutes.
Major General Manuel Castro Castillo reported that for the activation of the 911 service they have begun a reorganization process of preventive patrols in Greater Santo Domingo. They have also created a special division which I divided into four regions.
In order to respond to emergencies, he says that they have 1,332 agents in 230 pickup trucks, divided into two, 12 hour, shifts, plus one shift for rest, They also have 502 motorcycles for 2,826 members of the force that will serve community or quadrant service, with a motorcycle for each number of quadrants.
In statements at the National Police headquarters, he said that the agents that will direct the 9-1-1 System were trained by police from New York and Colombia.
They will support SWAT units in case it is necessary and also the different department, again, if necessary.
The general reported that they have created a central director to provide supervision and monitoring of the program, four deputy directors for regions, 17 commanders and there will be 130 supervisors at local levels. In addition the reception of reports has been modernized at the 112 station housed in Greater Santo Domingo.
The four regional directors are found in the National District and the principle municipalities of Santo Domingo as well as East, West and North Santo Domingo.
Added to all of this, the Police say that they will have a special team to deal with prank calls on the 9-1-1 System.
And finally, the Police will also create a system of closeness with the citizens through a telephone number of the station house closest to the different sectors.
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