National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

04/15/2014

         Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced next week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

         April 13, 2014 through April 19, 2014 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.   This is a time to honor those people who perform dispatching and other related duties for Public Safety Communications departments.  Since 1994, a week has been set aside by Congressional decree to honor the hard work and dedication of the country's police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers.

        Public Safety Telecommunicators are being honored during this week for their dedication and courage in performing one of the most important jobs in society.  These dedicated people are the main link between the public who telephone for help and the agencies which provide help.  Telecommunicators are our nation’s unsung heroes who are responsible for helping protect life and property while often not receiving the deserved recognition for the job they do.

        The Fayetteville Police Department Communications Division is responsible for answering and dispatching police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency calls within the City of Fayetteville.