In thinking about the time between when you call 911 and until the police arrive:
You’re being recorded on that 911 call, be calm, cool.
How much time could pass? If your’e in a city, a couple of minutes? Will you be tempted to stay on the phone with the 911 dispatcher while you await the authorities to arrive? Will that dispatcher be asking you more questions, or are they trained to try to keep you on the phone?
It will be a stressful moment. After you tell 911 the location, will you remember to hang up and call USCCA before the officers get there ? Once the officers are there, are you even going to be allowed to use your mobile phone there at the scene again?
We practice what we say to the police, but do we practice exactly what we will say to the 911 worker? Once the officers arrive, might they begin having us on their video cams?
Will you always have access to your phone? “Write down” important phone numbers, place them in a clear plastic pouch, carry it with you 24/7.
Guess, be mindful of “time”. Should we train for this scenario, practice drills, mock simulation?
Call the USCCA hotline now, hang up on the first ring; that way if you’re in a sentinel event, the number is posted on your phone’s top five last called numbers, and easier to dial them. IDK.
Guess I’d lean towards brevity, however the speaker on this video below offers a more open approach. Didn’t realize there was; Controversial, or is there really a balance between the two “responses”?:
Grace under fire?