DPD recognizes telecommunicators on National Telecommunicators Week

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - For the past several years, Public Safety Agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by telecommunicators, dispatchers, communications operators, radio control personnel, ALL those people, by whatever job title, who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skill to provide support to Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services and other governmental field personnel.

Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it as a nationally recognized week of recognition.

The DPD Communications Center celebrates this year's National Telecommunicators Week April 13-19 in honor of their dedicated dispatchers who handle several calls each month within the Dexter City Limits.

They dispatch DPD officers and coordinate with allied agencies for other law enforcement, fire services and emergency medical services response to the needs of the public in emergencies and on a routine basis. The DPD dispatchers work 12 hour shifts and rotate monthly from days to nights. There is one dispatcher on duty at a time.

This year the local DPD is recognizing their dispatchers with goodie bags each day of the week with donations from local businesses.

For information about the Communications Center contact Cindy Jones, Communications Supervisor at 573-624-5512.

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