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Thursday April 12th, 2012 :: 06:48 p.m. PDT
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Amber Molina, LASD Dispatcher of the Year Award, National Telecommunicators Week

Since 1991, Congress has recognized the second week of April as “National Telecommunicators Week.” During this week, Telecommunicators throughout the nation are recognized for their outstanding efforts and devotion to the communities they serve.

In celebration of this event, Assistant Sheriff Cecil W. Rhambo recognized the dedicated service of Public Safety Dispatchers and presented this year’s Public Response Dispatcher of the Year award to Communications Operator II Amber Molina.

The Department’s tradition of recognizing one Public Safety Dispatcher each year was started in 1986. This year’s recipient, Amber Molina, is a resident east Los Angeles County and a married mother of two. She started her career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2002. Captain Edson stated, “She is pleasant and courteous and well-liked by her peers and supervisors. She has been involved in training and is always willing to help out in any capacity.”

Many times these public safety telecommunicators are the first line of assistance when the community calls into their dispatch. Although they are rarely seen and heard by the public, dispatchers for the various public safety entities are the “behind the scenes” link between those in need and those that can help. As a result, one week every year, we celebrate and honor our Department’s Dispatchers by recognizing their contributions to helping keep our county safe.

The second week of April was established as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County, California Sheriff's Office in 1981 to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication of 9-1-1 call takers, 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.


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