Emergency Dispatchers Found Sleeping On The Job

AP
June 13, 2018 - 8:13 am
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MADISON, Conn. (AP) — Police say three emergency dispatchers in Connecticut have been caught sleeping on the job.

Madison Police Captain Joseph Race said Tuesday two of the dispatchers resigned in February and May and one was fired in May as a result of an investigation into the matter.

Race says all three Madison dispatchers worked the overnight shift from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and they were all found sleeping on the job more than once.

He says the sleeping happened when more than one dispatcher was on duty, and there was no danger to the public. All three were civilian dispatchers, not police officers.

Race says the remaining dispatchers have been working overtime to cover the vacant shifts.

The Board of Finance has approved $45,000 to cover the expense.