Abandoned 911 calls in Colorado Springs go up
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey is asking for more money because up to 5,000 calls a month to 911 are not being answered.
The city council has cut $400,000 from the police budget and will consider the police chief's objections to the cuts on Tuesday.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette ( http://tinyurl.com/m45efvp ), officials say call volume is growing and staffing is not keeping up.
The 911 call center employs 34 full-time emergency call-takers covering three eight-hour shifts around the clock. Carey wants to add six full-time call-takers.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com