Nov. 19, 11:37 a.m.
Nov. 12, 3:52 a.m.
Every week we receive calls about a new scam over the phone or internet. These are rarely “new” but refurbished oldies that are given a dust-up treatment and a few changes. I will spend the next few weeks examining them, in detail, so that you are prepared when you see or hear them. Be sure to pass the information on to your friends who may not have heard of them.
Many jurisdictions find they visit specific homes four or five times a week that utilize 911 more than 90 times a month. First responders know the route to those homes well.
Nov. 5, 10:16 a.m.
Hand-in-hand with the 911 issue is the growing problem of mental health issues dissolving into law enforcement actions. Some towns and counties are partnering to revive a mental health program that aid frequent 911 callers and have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. These programs assist in identifying why callers are frequently using the 911 system when an alternative is to be connected with nonprofits or veterans’ groups that can help them.
Oct. 29, 2:18 p.m.
The Boulder City Police Department and two of its officers were recently recognized by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
Oct. 22, 12:20 a.m.
For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be serious or even deadly.
Another example of 911 misuse is prank calls. People sometimes call 911 to falsely claim an emergency or to deliberately hang up. These calls generally come from private homes or pay phones. (Yes, they still exist.)
Oct. 15, 2:28 p.m.
Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review
Misuse and abuse of the 911 system is divided into two categories: unintentional and intentional.
Oct. 8, 8:32 a.m.