Here's what it's like to work as a police dispatcher

Madeline Roche • Jul 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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If you hear this phrase, you are most likely panicking and in need of help. What about the person on the other end of the line?

After spending time with dispatcher Kate Barker at the Norwalk Police Department, I learned a lot about her job.

The phone rang and rang throughout the shift. I was very impressed by how many tasks she could handle at once.

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