Chicago authorities are revamping how police respond to 911 calls in hopes of freeing up more officers to respond to the most serious crimes.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that starting Sunday officers won’t respond in person to lesser crimes. Those include vehicle theft or incidents where the victim is safe and doesn’t need medical attention.
Those calls will go to another department and police reports taken over the phone.
I can’t see ANYTHING going wrong with this at all. (SARCASM)
Still it doesn’t matter WHERE you are, your call to police will ALWAYS be prioritized, because police resources are NEVER unlimited. Further if you live in a dangerous neighborhood, police will do everything in their power to avoid answering your call for obvious safety reasons.
Having police is a good thing, but for your individual safety, the only person you can count on is yourself.