National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

LIBERTY, April 4, 2013 - The week of April 14-20, 2013 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

This is an opportunity to honor the women and men who serve as our Public Safety Telecommunicators. They are the voice at the other end of the 9-1-1 call assisting a distraught caller and at the other end of the radio when police, firefighters, and medical personnel are responding to emergency situations. Often these invisible courageous professionals are the forgotten component of public safety.

If you’ve ever been the victim of a crime, been in a collision, reported a fire or needed emergency medical help, you’ve called 9-1-1 and been helped by a Telecommunicator, also known as a Dispatcher.  Not being visible or always recognized in the public eye, the critical role they play between the community and first responders is essential for every public safety call for service. Our Dispatchers are the direct link to our officers in the field. They monitor the radios, computers, phones, and more; answering thousands of calls from our community each year.

Please join us in conveying a BIG THANK YOU to the often heard but not seen “first of the first responders,” our Public Safety Telecommunicators.

We encourage the community to partner with law enforcement to prevent or report crime by contacting the police department at (936) 336-5666 or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call (936) 336-2209, or use the website to leave an anonymous email.

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