As the reporting party, you are the first and only source of information until a police officer arrives on the scene. Dispatchers are trained to ask specific questions relevant to the deputies’ responses. In the few minutes that it takes for the officer to drive to a location, particularly one that is volatile, many things can change. A suspect may leave, a shot can be fired, a burglar can gain entry, or more people can arrive at a fight with weapons. The more information you can provide, the better chance deputies have of apprehending a suspect, bringing a fight under control, or preventing injuries.