Public invited to workshop to learn how 911 calls are dispatched

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Residents who want to learn how the Long Beach Police Department dispatches 911 calls are invited to a free workshop on Tuesday, June 15, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library Community Room, 1401 E. Anaheim St.

Rich Funke from the City of Long Beach 911 Communication Center will give a presentation on the Communication System procedures, including:

  • How the Long Beach Police Department prioritizes and dispatches 911 calls.
  • How to communicate with dispatchers in order to have an effective police response.
  • Why dispatchers ask the questions they do.

The meeting is sponsored by Anaheim Street Community Police Center and MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood Improvement Strategy Area.

This free workshop will be presented in English with Spanish and Khmer translation.  Light refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please email or call

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