911 dispatcher calls Chicago a place that ‘caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent’ [VIDEO] (IL)

911 dispatcher calls Chicago a place that ‘caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent’ [VIDEO] (IL)

From CBS CHICAGO on 05/16/2022 | 911 dispatcher Keith Thornton Jr. calls Chicago a place that ‘caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent’. Thornton is the 911 dispatcher praised for how he coordinated the response the night officers Ella French and Carlos Yanez were shot in the line of duty…

Brentwood Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (TN)

The City of Brentwood and the state of Tennessee are celebrating this week as it is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.  Recent events surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic have highlighted the work of telecommunications professionals at the Brentwood Police Department and around the country…

Dispatcher Appreciation Week: An inside look at Nampa Police’s 24-hour service (ID)

For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 911 dispatchers are on the job answering calls for help in emergencies. “We’re here to answer the calls when you’re having your worst day,” said Jazmine Eguia, an Emergency Communications Officer with the Nampa Police Department. Eguia has been a dispatcher for 11 years. “Our days are not typical, they go anything from animal control calls to children locked in vehicles to suicidal subjects to what we call a person down when you don’t know any breathing status, conscious status to cardiac arrests,” she said. Those calls are constant…

What is a Telecommunicator? (FL)

April 10 through April 16 is #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek. 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. Calltakers and dispatchers have one of the toughest jobs in public safety. In the coming days, we will take you behind the scenes to get to know the women and men who make up the Emergency Operations Bureau and what it takes to do their job. We will also be highlighting interesting facts and hiring opportunities for those ready to answer the call. To kick things off, we asked our calltakers and dispatchers what it means to be a telecommunicator… READ MORE

RPD Celebrates 911 Dispatchers (TX)

Video Link: https://youtu.be/IwAOkyhlSKg
The Richardson Police Department is celebrating 911 Dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 10 – 16.) We say thank you to these special first responders, who answer your calls for help and can provide life-saving instructions while coordinating the response of police and fire services. Join us as we recognize these outstanding professionals.