For Release: 04/09/2016
Prepared By: Director of Communications James Brafford
National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week is Here
Raytown, MO – In 1981 Contra Costa County California Sheriff’s office wanted to honor the hard working telecommunicators working behind the scenes answering the 9-1-1 calls and sending responders to help the citizens. In October 1991, Congress sent a formal proclamation to President Bill Clinton designating the second full week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.
During the week of April 10th – 16th the Raytown Police Department would like to spotlight the dedicated members of the Communications Unit who answer the 9-1-1 calls, dispatch the Officers and Paramedics, and provide assistance to citizens when there is no emergency. Their exceptional abilities to monitor multiple radio channels, answer several phone lines and handle requests for information, provide each and every Paramedic and Police Officer with the necessary tools to do their job. The Communications Officer is the first person to respond to the needs of the citizens. Each and every day, our Communications Officers strive to provide the residents of Raytown with the appropriate first responder response, in a prompt and efficient manner. We, at the Raytown Police Department, thank our telecommunicators for everything they do!