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SDS100: TPD Pursuit and Patching

drkatzjr

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About a week ago TPD was in pursuit of a stolen car. It eventually went onto I 44

What amazed me was that TPD resolutely requested that OHP be patched, several times,
and it was never accomplished.

I have a friend who was once a dispatcher for TPD and told me that patching
is quite easy, but for some reason they are hesitant to ever patch, which he himself
did not understand

You could tell the officers were very upset
 
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plaws

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I have a friend who was once a dispatcher for TPD and told me that patching
is quite easy, but for some reason they are hesitant to ever patch, which he himself did not understand

You could tell the officers were very upset
Every time I get upset at what I hear on the air I have to forcibly remind myself that dispatchers here are poorly paid and poorly trained. Cities can't understand why they can't just outsource all this stuff to a call center and pay them minimum wage.
 

wx5uif

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I've often wondered about TPD and OHP patching and policies for it. TPD patches their divisions frequently. I've heard Tulsa SO patched as well before along with RMA 2B. However, I don't think I've ever heard OHP patched to a TPD TG.
 

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I've heard TPD/OHP patches and I've heard rejections. I have also heard a TPD Officer (supervision) actually talk directly to OHP without going through dispatch. There are times when TPD is chasing someone and OHP is going to help and has to rely on their (OHP) dispatcher to tell him where to go, turn next rather than just patch into the ID so everyone can hear.
 
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