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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Franklin 911

FRANKLIN

The Franklin Police Department announced today it had received its new, state-of the-art Enhanced 911 system. The new system provides police dispatchers with more accurate location information for callers.

It will help police better trace the estimated 50 percent of 911 calls that are made from cell phones, often by frantic callers who don't know exactly where they are.

The new equipment is part of a statewide initiative, but some town money was spent to renovate and update the department's dispatch room, police said.

-- Erica Noonan

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