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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Wednesday April 13th, 2011 :: 04:58 p.m. PDT

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Often Heard But Not Seen: National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

The challenging work of public safety telecommunicators is being acknowledged this week during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Telecommunicators efforts to protect the public are heard but not seen every day when members of the community call their local sheriff’s or police station seeking help. Dispatchers and 9-1-1 operators are the ‘behind the scenes’ link between those in need and those that can help.

At least one week every year, we celebrate and honor our Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers by recognizing their contributions to helping keep the people of the Los Angeles County safe.

Please take a moment and say thank you if you happen to talk to a telecommunicator.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 10-16, 2011) was established by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication of 9-1-1 calltakers, dispatchers and other telecommunications staff. These include the technicians that maintain radio and emergency phone systems, those that train communications staff and the supervisors and managers of communications centers across the country. Telecommunicators provide a vital link to the public safety services on which Americans rely every day.

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department


Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
www.lasd.org


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