Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The emergency system in El Salvador, one of the Central American countries with high rates of violence, he received a round of 3, 000,000 of false emergency calls during 2019, This was confirmed by the National Civil Police (PNC) Salvadoran.
According to official data, between 80 and the 85 percent of the calls received were false police, performed by adults and children.
This means that of the total calls answered, about 500 thousand corresponded to requests for assistance that really require prompt attention, "Called real immediate response by the patrols deployed nationwide", said Deputy Inspector Carlos Alas, shift supervisor of the Division of Emergency 911.
"Both telephone operators and dispatchers perform a vital function, since they are the 24 hours the 7 days attentive to the demands security of the population ", Alas said to refer to the work of both officers and administrative employees of that division, as it carried out by personnel on the streets nationwide.
Given this percentage of false calls, the institution recommends that people, especially parents or guardians of minors, to monitor the use they make of mobile phones.
At the time it warns adults who do this kind of false calls to abstain, otherwise they will face charges for faking the commission of unlawful order to divert attention from the authorities.