On Friday, May 30, 2014, Local 1549 Exec. V.P. Alma G. Roper, Police Communications Technician/Supervising PCT Chapter Chair John Armstrong and Chapter Officers Tracy Whitehead and Jim Hamlin-McLeod joined DC37 Assoc. Dir. Henry Garrido in testifying before a NYC City Council Oversight Committee meeting regarding issues surrounding NYC’s 911 system. The union spoke on numerous issues, including: extreme deficiencies in the system, the waste of taxpayers’ money and the lack of adequate staffing.