As the reporting party, you are the first and only source of information until a deputy arrives on scene. Dispatchers are deputies too! They are trained to ask specific questions relevant to a law enforcement or emergency response. In the time it takes for our deputies to drive to a location, particularly one that is volatile, many things can change. A suspect may leave, a medical condition may change, or more people can arrive wanting to fight. The more information you can provide, the better chance deputies have of apprehending a suspect, bringing a fight under control, or preventing injuries. Please keep in mind we are probably completely unfamiliar with your situation, so please use names when describing relationships. The first thing a dispatcher needs to know is where you are.