What Is The Police Response Time To Your Home on a 911 Call?

This is a discussion on What Is The Police Response Time To Your Home on a 911 Call? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I had this question answered for me concisely yesterday on an attempted home intrusion call which I described on another thread. I live in a ...

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 103
Like Tree27Likes

Thread: What Is The Police Response Time To Your Home on a 911 Call?

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array Mike1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marion County, Ohio
    Posts
    9,132

    What Is The Police Response Time To Your Home on a 911 Call?

    I had this question answered for me concisely yesterday on an attempted home intrusion call which I described on another thread. I live in a rural area, seventeen miles from the sheriff's office, nineteen miles from the State Patrol post, and seven miles from the nearest town. Running hot, the deputies were at my home in fifteen minutes from the time of the call. Not bad at all, but still quite awhile to hold down the fort. Do you have an idea of what kind of response time you are looking at where you live?
    "Who are the ones that we kept in charge? Killers, thieves, and lawyers"

    Tom Waits, God's Away on Business

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Senior Member Array KoriBustard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    616
    I'm not sure, but once my neighbor accidentally set of my alarm (she had the code and was authorized to enter my house but forgot that you have to hit "off" after you enter the code). In any case, it was about a 10 minute response. Of course, I live less than a mile from the police station and the chief lives just a couple of blocks away.
    NRA Member
    GOAL Member
    Certified NRA RSO
    EDC: M&P 9c

  4. #3
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,631
    18 Minutes...if there is nothing going on. With 3-4 deputies and 2 on the weekends, its an awful big county to cover.

    One call that I got took me 42 minutes of running hot up Highway 7 to the extreme edge of the county. Most of the time it is a good hour drive. Domestic Battery, of course the "boyfriend" was long gone by the time I got there. Probably a good thing. We would have had an eyeball to eyeball discussion had he been there.
    The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it...- George Orwell

    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array varob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,439
    Mike,
    Like you, I live in a rural area too. At nights there may only be a few road deputies on duty and there response time may be as much as 20 minutes.

    Same with Fire/EMS.

    Turns out, I'm the first responder at my house.
    DamselInDefense likes this.
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
    -Tony Soprano

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array Mike1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marion County, Ohio
    Posts
    9,132
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    18 Minutes...if there is nothing going on. With 3-4 deputies and 2 on the weekends, its an awful big county to cover.

    One call that I got took me 42 minutes of running hot up Highway 7 to the extreme edge of the county. Most of the time it is a good hour drive. Domestic Battery, of course the "boyfriend" was long gone by the time I got there. Probably a good thing. We would have had an eyeball to eyeball discussion had he been there.
    For a county of sixty-six thousand and an area roughly square of 404 square miles, we also have two deputies on the weekend night shift.
    "Who are the ones that we kept in charge? Killers, thieves, and lawyers"

    Tom Waits, God's Away on Business

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array Mike1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marion County, Ohio
    Posts
    9,132
    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Mike,
    Like you, I live in a rural area too. At nights there may only be a few road deputies on duty and there response time may be as much as 20 minutes.

    Same with Fire/EMS.

    Turns out, I'm the first responder at my house.
    I'm thinking that describes most of the folks on this forum, but certainly not the population in general.
    "Who are the ones that we kept in charge? Killers, thieves, and lawyers"

    Tom Waits, God's Away on Business

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array Brad426's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,554
    I called once when my alarm went off while I was at work... I got home in 8 minutes and the cop was waiting for me and had already checked the perimeter. Pretty strong, really (but still "minutes away").
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
    Clint Eastwood

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array tdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    2,276
    It's taken as long as 30 minutes for deputies. Rural county short staffing. Fire station just a ways east of us much better for them.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array Harryball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lansing Mi
    Posts
    6,519
    I live in the city. It only takes 2-5 minutes for them to arrive.
    84160 likes this.
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    14,599
    I called once at about 2:00 am for a neighbor who said her daughter had been raped, and in 2-3 minutes the place was swarming with LE. Other times, for lessor events, it's been 5-10 minutes.
    Retired USAF E-8. Avatar is OldVet from days long gone. Oh, to be young again.
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array Tzadik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Suffolk, Virginia
    Posts
    607
    Less than a minute if the guys in the van across the street decide to break cover.


    seriously though, it depends.
    I'm quite rural also, but the police do patrol through here occasionally and will set up speed traps around here.
    If they're in the area they will be here quite quickly. If they have to come from the nearest station, probably around 20 minutes.

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    Posts
    3,156
    2 to 5 minutes in my area (either local PD or Sheriff). This is Excellent response time, and I applaud them. However that is 2 - 5 minutes too long if I or my family ever really need them.

    I actually worry for their safety when responding, concerning not getting into TCs, especially at some of the local intersections.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTdp-Dd30

    ANGLICO Images

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array Harryball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lansing Mi
    Posts
    6,519
    What ever the times are, it is not fast enough when someone is trying to, or getting into your home.
    Snub44, Hodad, 84160 and 1 others like this.
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

  15. #14
    VIP Member
    Array oneshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    +42.893612,-082.710236 , Mi.
    Posts
    7,552
    I am in the twigs and fields.

    In St. Clair Co. I would quesstimate the response time would be anywhere from 15 min(very skeptical of this BTW)to 40 mins.

    That's if the patrolman wasn't already in the thick of things on another matter.

    As varob said, I'M the first responder @ my house. SP and Sheriff are in Pt. Huron 25min. away.
    If its 0"dark:thirty, I'm gonna assume with the manpower available, we(my household) are going to have to wing it for a bit.
    BigJon10125 likes this.
    If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

    Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!

    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array high pockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Georgia for now
    Posts
    4,115
    Depends on how long it takes the cop across the street to wake up and get to my door. At least that is what he tells me. He says we may need to make a lot of noise, though.

    In two of my previous homes, in two different cities, I had fire alarms (1 real, 1 false alarm). In both cases the fire department was there within five minutes and brought police with them.
    "If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."

    - Anon

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

average 911 response time florida
,
average police response time in tennessee
,

average police response time san diego

,
average response time of 911 in jacksonville, florida
,
average wait time for 911
,
glynn county ga average 911 police response time
,

minimum wait time for response to 911 calls

,

police response time

,
the average response time for 911 in cleveland ohio
,
what is the average arrival time for 911
,
what is the average response time for police to go to a residential call in edmonton
,

what is the average time of the cops to come to house from a 911 call

Click on a term to search for related topics.