Locating Cellular Users: Mandates and Solutions
Dees, Tim, Law & Order
If your agency has a public safety communications center, the federal government has a surprise for you.
In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission released a "Report and Order" regarding enhanced 911 emergency calling systems. The document imposed a number of requirements on Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs,) one of which was a mandate to be able to locate cellular telephones in communication with a PSAP by "identifying the latitude and longitude of a mobile unit making a 911 call, within a radius of no more than 125 meters in 67% of all cases." This particular requirement has a due date of five years, making it effective on October 1, 2001.
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Publication information: Article title: Locating Cellular Users: Mandates and Solutions. Contributors: Dees, Tim - Author. Magazine title: Law & Order. Volume: 47. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1999. Page number: 35+. © Hendon Publishing Company Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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