Thursday, December 22, 2011

Had me stumped

Every couple of months I do a call-in to a morning radio talk show on KLIN Radio, Jack & John in the Morning.  Jack Mitchell and John Bishop have quite a shtick, and we enjoy bantering back and forth--with a little genuine content mixed in.

This morning, at about 7:45 they asked me how many phone calls the 911 Center in Lincoln handles per day.  I was stumped, and admitted that I couldn't answer.  This caused quite a bit of guffawing on their part, as I apparently have a reputation for being able to spew obscure data on demand.   When they regained their compsure, they closed out the segment by telling me that they'd be looking forward to a post on my blog with the information.

Here it is.  In 2010, we handled 373,056 incoming phone calls.  That is an average of 1,022 per day.  Hope that was quick enough for you!


Nyfty said...

Director, I figured you wouldn't let Jack and John get one up on you! I was listening while trying to safely navigate morning drive time traffic, and thought I heard you say that LFR is dispatched to approximately 50 calls per day. And LPD is dispatched to approximately 400 calls per day. So using fuzzy math the percentage of valid calls for service is only 44% per day?

That’s a lot of sifting the wheat from the chaff. What can be done to educate the citizens on when to call 911?

Jak, Jon, and Tom Fan said...

Baylor is the little guy colors Husker Volleyball. Bishop is the loud redhead at KLIN.

Tom Casady said...

Jak, Jon, and Tom Fan:

I don't know why I always do that. Weird mental block. By the way, I used to be the loud redhead myself. Now I'm just loud.

Anonymous said...

There should be an app for that.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all those at LFR and LPD, particularly those working tonite and tomorrow. Be SAFE.


Anonymous said...

Here's a stat question about burglary response times:

What is the average LPD response time to a possible non-residential, alarm-tripped burglary in-process call (from the time that the 911 operator forwards the info to the dispatcher, until the first unit arrived on scene), over the last 12 months, for calls between sunset and sunrise?

Ignore this as you see fit, because it's likely not a number that you would have memorized. Disregard all calls where the call came from anywhere beside an alarm-monitoring company.