In the News: How quickly OSUPD responds to 911 calls

In a dataset of University Police responses from Aug. 6, 2018, to Dec. 20, 2018, obtained by The Lantern, 17,671 dispatch entries of all police calls were analyzed, finding that University Police took an average of 3 minutes and 34 seconds to arrive on scene after being dispatched.

The outlet interviewed Captain David Rose who said 3 1/2 minutes is about what the police have found when analyzing the data themselves.

“That’s pretty consistent with what we’ve seen as well,” Rose said, who noted the police aim for around 4 minutes. “Four minutes or less would be ideal.”

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