Chatting with the Chief: Addressing Response Time Concerns

Chief Mike Morris speaks on Saratoga Police Department’s response time to December 16 shooting

In the days since a shooting in Saratoga on December 16 in which a suspect fired approximately 40 rounds into a residence and vehicle, public response has been both swift and critical with concern over the response time by the Saratoga Police Department.

According to Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris, the response time to the shooting was a little over 10 minutes.

“The call came in approximately 1:01 in the morning and from there until the first officer was notified, it was about five minutes because of the number of calls—911 and direct line calls—that the dispatch was receiving,” said Morris...


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