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* San Jose Response Times for Priority Emergency Calls have Deteriorated Putting the Public at Risk

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Response Times for Priority 1 and 2 Emergency Calls have Deteriorated Putting the Public at Risk

WHAT: SJPOA Media Availability TIME: Monday, September 17 @ 12:30AM-2:30PM LOCATION: SJPOA Hall 1151 North Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95112

SAN JOSE, CA- Police Response Times for Priority 1 and 2 Emergency Calls have increased up to 57% putting the residents of San Jose at risk. This is one of the main reasons the SJPOA is holding a series of community meetings, the first of which is tomorrow, to give residents advice on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property.

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association will be holding a media availability today at the SJPOA Hall to discuss the alarming increase in response times that were noted in a memorandum released by Police Chief Moore last Friday. According to the memo, response times for

Priority 1 calls-for example, homicides, kidnappings and home invasion robberies-have increased from 5 min 55 sec in 2007/2008 to 6 min 34 sec today.

Response times for Priority 2 calls-for example, attempted rapes, gang disturbances and domestic violence incidents-have increased from 11 min 23 sec in 2007/2008 to 17 min 52 sec.

This summer, nearly 22% or 3,807 Priority 3 calls-for example burglaries not in progress, vandalism, soliciting prostitution and auto thefts-were not responded to at all due to a lack of resources.

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