NYPD Dispatch Center
|Behind the scenes|
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Sgt. John Turley is the New York City Police Department Chief of Internal Communications. He is the one who switches all emergency phone calls from their places to the main switchboard, during the crisis with Simon's bomb threats.
Turley was told that the police radio had been banned and that they will be receiving all calls from the switchboard since the bomb planted by Simon Gruber in a school somewhere in Manhattan has a radio detonator. He was questioned by dispatcher Wanda Shepard about the recent activity. Turley tells Shepard that they will be receiving all calls from the switchboard. Later on, Wanda yells out to Turley that half of New York City called 911 when Simon tells the New York Radio DJ about the bomb in the school causing parents to panic.