How about a little shout out for the police officers who worked their tails off yesterday afternoon and evening? It was a pretty busy day once the snow started falling. About 3:45 PM, shortly before it really starts getting busy, this is what the pending incident queue looked like—a couple dozen calls being held by dispatchers awaiting an available unit, since everyone was already tied up on something else:
You might notice that a couple of those calls had been holding for nearly an hour at that point. These are the pending incidents: the already-dispatched incidents spilled over onto an additional two full screens. By the end of the day, LPD officers had handled 433 incidents, including 123 traffic crashes. The evening rush—one of our two daily peaks—was really a joy. The paperwork that follows each of those crashes would be similar to preparing a Federal 1040 in length and complexity.