FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Scott Shelton
PSJC Director
Phone: (573) 874-7400

BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY JOINT COMMUNICATIONS
REPORTS MORE CALLS TO 911 IN 2014

March 5, 2015— Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications announced today that the number of calls handled by 9-1-1 telecommunicators increased in 2014.

According to figures compiled by PSJC:

The increasing number of calls received by the Boone County Joint Communications Center emphasizes the need for residents to remember that 9-1-1 is to be used only for emergencies, crimes in progress and life-threatening situations.  For other non-life-threatening situations requiring attention by a public safety department, the non-emergency number of #573-442-6131 should be used. When an unnecessary call is made to 9-1-1, it can delay a response to someone who really needs help. 

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