This Week Marks Annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Pictured (from left): Karen Shields, Bailey Lee, Tiffany Ryals, Communication Supervisor Donna Dugger, Daniel Williamson, Jolene Tindol, and Amy Lindley  Not pictured: Jennifer Stroud and Deanne Evans (Photo credit: Scott Flowers)

April 11, 2017 - This week marks the annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW). Held every year during the second week of April, NPSTW is a time to recognize telecommunications personnel in the public safety community for their service and commitment to the profession.

Telecommunicator Week provides an opportunity to recognize the men and women who staff our Police Departments, Sheriff’s Office, EMS Offices and 9-1-1 centers across the Nation. It highlights a profession that demands unique professional skills and personal attributes of people willing to make sacrifices like working weekends, shifts, and holidays, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It is to help to instill a sense of pride and personal satisfaction in telecommunications, knowing that their essential, and often heroic work, is being recognized and not forgotten.”

The Center Police Department and the PD’s Ladies Auxiliary extends its appreciation to the telecommunicators and other public safety personnel for the important work they do every day to keep their communities safe and secure.

Submitted by Donna Dugger