Dispatcher locates assault victim by pinging her cellphone

04/23/2013 | Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Thurston County, Wash., located a sexual assault victim who could not talk freely by pinging her cellphone using GPS. The ping to the cell tower gave the dispatcher a rough location of the victim, and then additional assistance was provided by the wireless carrier. A 9-1-1 dispatch supervisor said pinging is a last resort, but dispatchers will do whatever is necessary to follow up when a call is interrupted.

View Full Article in:

Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Executive Director
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute
Washington, DC
Major Gifts Officer
Lambda Legal
New York, NY
Director, Workforce
Arlington, VA
National Policy Director
Gill Action
Denver, CO
Director of Strategic Partner Programs
New York City, NY