And I imagine it's more prompt, here in Tucson than in some places.
"Most of the time police [i.e., 911 operators] answer promptly — in 12 seconds on average.
But on June 7 a caller waited 5 1/2 minutes, computer records show. On April 24, police took six minutes and 34 seconds to answer the phone. And the maximum answer delay was seven minutes and 12 seconds on March 20."
Hat tip to Bernie Oliver.