Chula Vista, Calif., Police Get 911 Calls Livestreamed

Government Technology: Chula Vista, Calif., police officers are getting a quicker start on emergencies thanks to new technology that allows 911 calls to be sent directly to computers in their patrol cars.

Instead of waiting for a 911 operator to type out their notes and then have the information relayed by a dispatcher, officers can hear the call in real time and begin heading to emergencies while the caller is still on the line — potentially shaving crucial minutes off response time.

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