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Old July 17th, 2013 (8:45 AM).
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Originally Posted by Mr. X View Post
As I've said numerous times, a dispatcher isn't a police officer. Because of this, his orders a not legaly binding - While his suggestion should be listened to, there is no law that says you have to.

All a dispatcher does is route messages to the proper emergency service.
Should it matter that they are not an officer? They're still the most experienced person in a crisis when it's just them and someone calling 911.
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