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#ThrowbackThursday #TBT LASD Dispatchers


#ThrowbackThursday #TBT LASD Dispatchers

#LASD station dispatchers handle 911 calls as well as non-emergency calls. This week’s glimpse into the past shows a dispatcher and a deputy on duty in the 1970s. Prior to numerous TVs, computer screens, and GPS, dispatcher(s) actually wrote calls down and had to keep track of the deputies location in the field . As the LA County population grew, so did the sheriff’s department. Today, most stations have numerous Law Enforcement Technician (LETs) who answer thousands of calls per year. They are trained in first aid, and de-escalation techniques while dispatching our deputies to emergencies. Click on the video below to learn more about dispatching. 

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