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Baltimore County fills 911 center vacancies with cops, paramedics
Baltimore County fills 911 center vacancies with cops, paramedics

Baltimore County has pulled police officers and paramedics off the streets to fill vacancies in the county's understaffed 911 center. The seven police and fire department employees previously worked in the 911 center and were called back for up to 12 months, said Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman. They will remain at the 911 center until several groups of new employees are trained. The 911 center has 190 positions for call-takers and dispatchers, with 20 vacancies, according to the county. The center also has a higher-than-average use of sick leave, which also makes it difficult to keep the center staffed. About 32 employees work in the center for each of three shifts per day. As...

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