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Texas cities are overhauling how they handle 911 response time goals. What can Fort Worth learn from its neighbors?

A December audit revealed the Fort Worth Police Department does not have clear, written policies on how 911 response times goals are calculated — and it hasn’t updated its goals since 2017. For each ‘priority 1’ call (considered the highest level of emergency), officers are supposed to respond within 8 minutes and 54 seconds — […]