This week is National Telecommunications Operators Week. This week is set aside to recognize the importance of those who coordinate the efforts of police, fire, EMS workers as they perform their duties.
Telecommunications operators, or police dispatchers, are the unsung heroes of public safety. In one second, a dispatcher may be communicating a routine function to an officer and the next they may be coordinating a high speed pursuit, dispatching emergency assistance to run to an accident scene, or there may be a situation where police are involved in a gun battle.
Dispatchers at the Starke, Pulaski, LaPorte, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Departments receive many hours of training to handle such situations and they are the first voice you hear when you call in an emergency. Take time this week and tell them how important they are to the well-being of your county.