Berkeley Police Department adds 2 features to its 911 communications center

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The two features will enable first responders to receive 'more accurate information' regarding the location of emergency calls and will reduce the amount of time spent on unintentional emergency calls, according to a Berkeley Police Department press release.

Berkeley Police Department has added text-to-911 services and improved 911 location identification services to its 911 communications center, according to a BPD press release.
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Berkeley recovers after violent protest against Milo Yiannopoulos

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