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?