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911 hang up/misdials increasing problem


A growing number of 911 calls being fielded by our dispatchers are unintended and have nothing to do with an emergency at all.


Last year from 01/01/2022 - 06/07/2022 we received 1,060 - 911 hang-up/misdial calls. So far from 01/01/2023 thru today we have received 1,891 - 911 hang-up/misdial calls. Since midnight we have received 11 - 911 hang-up calls.


Please familiarize yourself with your new phone/smartwatch to see how it will automatically dial 911. If you seem to make a lot of misdials to 911, maybe turning the function off on your device is best. When we receive these misdials/hang-ups it ties up our deputies from possibly responding to emergent calls.


Here is a video Dodge County Sheriff's Office made about this subject that we believe is fitting.


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