Sheriffs Department Controlled Dispatch
Our department has a serious issue with dispatching. The Sheriffs Dept took over dispatch and since the quality of dispatchers has gone to hell. Not to mention, a deputy is being dispatched to EVERY ONE of our calls. The big problem isn't having them there, its the fact that they are delaying dispatching us to dispatch them first.
The other day on a MVC me and a deputy were talking and I heard a unresponsive child call go out over his portable. I quickly switched my portable to scan all channels and TWO MINUTES later station 2 got banged out for that unresponsive child call. TWO MINUTES! WTF is a Deputy being dispatched gonna do for that child.
Upon further investigation, Our Chiefs know about this problem and say they have addressed the issue, but it still continues. We all know in our line of work, minutes count. What the hell do we do? Im just a line guy but it burns my arse to see such blatant disregard for the public simply for political gain?
Anyone experience this kind of problem? Any suggestions?