Reported increase response times for police are caused by the multi agency dispatch system according to police.
Average response times for high priority incidents in the North reported in the latest Corporate Responsibility Report were 14 minutes longer than at the same time the previous year.
But Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Mewis said nobody in Tasmania is waiting longer for a police offer to arrive than in previous years.
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"The appearance of increased response times shown in our monthly CPR is a result of a move to a multi-agency dispatch system over a year ago," he said.
"We are working to develop a more accurate way of extracting the data from the new Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch system that more accurately reflects actual response times."
He said an example of how times are affected is if another agency attends an incident before police and then calls them to the incident.