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21st Apr '17 4:26:40 AM Eps05
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* The Montreal Dawson college shooter was cornered within a minute of the first shot because police officers happened to be across the street for unrelated reasons when panic broke out and they immediately rushed in. This is in contrast with the Montreal Polytechnique shooting decades prior where police ''did'' arrive, but decided to [[PoliceAreUseless wait outside for the SWAT team to intervene]], leading to 14 deaths.
18th Feb '17 5:47:06 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': While trying to deliver vital evidence to the police, Judy and Nick end up narrowly escaping a train crash in the subway, and the police are waiting to assist them just minutes after they walk away from the wreckage, even though no one else saw the crash and neither of them called for help. [[spoiler:Judy immediately notices how strange it is for the police to have responded so quickly, as if they knew she and Nick would be there, so she decides against handing them the case of evidence. Sure enough, the responders were [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] trying to intercept and destroy the evidence before they got to the actual authorities.]]

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9th Feb '17 7:42:23 PM Bissek
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* An aversion to this starts the plot of ''[[Series/{{APB}}]]''. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves tries to report an armed robbery to 911, only for his call to be put on hold until after the thief had shot his best friend and escaped. So Reeves built a state of the art crime reporting and dispatch control app so that such things won't happen again.

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* An aversion to this starts the plot of ''[[Series/{{APB}}]]''.''Series/{{APB}}''. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves tries to report an armed robbery to 911, only for his call to be put on hold until after the thief had shot his best friend and escaped. So Reeves built a state of the art crime reporting and dispatch control app so that such things won't happen again.
9th Feb '17 7:42:06 PM Bissek
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* An aversion to this starts the plot of ''[[Series/{{APB}}]]''. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves tries to report an armed robbery to 911, only for his call to be put on hold until after the thief had shot his best friend and escaped. So Reeves built a state of the art crime reporting and dispatch control app so that such things won't happen again.
24th Jan '17 10:03:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''The Promise'', following a suicide bombing of a Cafe, the Israeli police, ambulances and fire brigade arrive almost simultaneously, apparently mere seconds after the explosion. Somewhat justified in that it's a ''suicide bombing'' in ''Israel'', and that it's in a very urban place somwehere near the infamous Gaza strip, so the emergency services were probably all but anticipating something like this to happen at any moment. Nevertheless, the reactions time still seems rather quick to be realistic.

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* In ''The Promise'', ''Series/ThePromise'', following a suicide bombing of a Cafe, the Israeli police, ambulances and fire brigade arrive almost simultaneously, apparently mere seconds after the explosion. Somewhat justified in that it's a ''suicide bombing'' in ''Israel'', and that it's in a very urban place somwehere near the infamous Gaza strip, so the emergency services were probably all but anticipating something like this to happen at any moment. Nevertheless, the reactions time still seems rather quick to be realistic.
24th Jan '17 10:02:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played for laughs in Creator/RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[UsefulNotes/BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."
* Discussed in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''; police response time varies to the various magical incidents around Chicago. An attack by a group of fear-feeding fae fiends on a major convention gets a swift response, while a couple of wizards duking it out in the streets of a low-income commercial area in the middle of the night takes a few minutes for the police to arrive. When a particularly brutal blizzard hits the Windy City in ''Small Favor'', police and fire response is slowed to a crawl, enabling Harry to get away cleanly, if coldly, from several major supernatural throwdowns well before the police arrive.
* In ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1635: The Cannon Law]]'', the immediate response of guards to a disturbance in a neighborhood which isn't patrolled regularly tips everyone in the area off to the fact that the whole thing was a deliberately orchestrated event.

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* Played for laughs in Creator/RobertRankin's ''The Antipope'': "The fire brigade, who arrived in record time, on hearing it was a [[UsefulNotes/BritishPubs pub]] on fire..."
* Discussed in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''; police response time varies to the various magical incidents around Chicago. An attack by a group of fear-feeding fae fiends on a major convention gets a swift response, while a couple of wizards duking it out in the streets of a low-income commercial area in the middle of the night takes a few minutes for the police to arrive. When a particularly brutal blizzard hits the Windy City in ''Small Favor'', police and fire response is slowed to a crawl, enabling Harry to get away cleanly, if coldly, from several major supernatural throwdowns well before the police arrive.
* In ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1635: The Cannon Law]]'', the immediate response of guards to a disturbance in a neighborhood which isn't patrolled regularly tips everyone in the area off to the fact that the whole thing was a deliberately orchestrated event.
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24th Jan '17 10:01:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': While trying to deliver vital evidence to the police, Judy and Nick end up narrowly escaping a train crash in the subway, and the police are waiting to assist them just minutes after they walk away from the wreckage, even though no one else saw the crash and neither of them called for help. [[spoiler:Judy immediately notices how strange it is for the police to have responded so quickly, as if they knew she and Nick would be there, so she decides against handing them the case of evidence. Sure enough, the responders were [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] trying to intercept and destroy the evidence before they got to the actual authorities.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': While trying to deliver vital evidence to the police, Judy and Nick end up narrowly escaping a train crash in the subway, and the police are waiting to assist them just minutes after they walk away from the wreckage, even though no one else saw the crash and neither of them called for help. [[spoiler:Judy immediately notices how strange it is for the police to have responded so quickly, as if they knew she and Nick would be there, so she decides against handing them the case of evidence. Sure enough, the responders were [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] trying to intercept and destroy the evidence before they got to the actual authorities.]]
17th Dec '16 4:04:58 PM manepony101
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* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' played with this, with a joke in the episode revolving around how if you wanted the police to make an active effort to find your missing children, you couldn't say they were black.
13th Nov '16 11:50:25 PM dmcreif
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* Played with in ''Film/DemolitionMan'': the cops were already on their way to pick him up for a [=MurderDeathKill=], but Simon Phoenix has very good timing in his discovery of the automated swear jar.
-->'''Simon Phoenix:''' Where are the goddamn guns?\\
*BZZT*\\
'''Fine Dispenser:''' You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.\\
'''Simon Phoenix:''' What? Fuck you! ''[Tosses the ticket over his shoulder]''\\
* BZZT*\\
'''Fine Dispenser:''' Your repeated violation of the Verbal Morality Statute has caused me to notify the San Angeles Police Department. Please remain where you are for your reprimand.\\
'''Simon Phoenix:''' Yeah, right. ''[Sirens are immediately heard]'' [[LampshadeHanging Fuckers are fast, too.]]\\
* BZZT*\\
'''Fine Dispenser:''' You are fined...\\
'''Simon Phoenix:''' Beep! ''[crumples the ticket and throws it away]''\\
'''Fine Dispenser:''' ...one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
3rd Jun '16 10:30:02 AM ElodieHiras
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''Official [[VideoGame/{{Payday2}} PAYDAY]] Xmas Carol 2014'' by [[MissionControl Bain]]: "On the Tenth day of Christmas, Payday gave to me: Ten seconds response time." ExaggeratedTrope as Dallas puts a gun at the head of a civilian calling 911 and turns around to see a '''very''' large SWATTeam that appeared from nowhere.

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