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YCSO Is Seeing A Rise In 9-1-1 Hang Up Calls Over The Last Year

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the dispatch center has seen an uptick in 9-1-1 hang up calls over the last year. The numbers have doubled some months and the amount continues to grow. Officials say with summer on the horizon, and the new Apple update which will make it so people’s watches and phones will call 9-1-1 if the device is dropped too hard, the unintentional emergency call volume is expected to drastically increase further. If you call 9-1-1 unintentionally, officials say stay on the line. Doing this will give yourself the opportunity to speak with a dispatcher to clear the call. If you hang up, or don’t answer the callback, other steps and additional resources may be necessary to locate the caller. YCSO encourages the public to know their phone, lock the keypad on their mobile device to prevent small children from playing with them and teach your kids about 9-1-1.

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