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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week


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First responders across the country are celebrating their dispatchers this week as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which spans from April 12th to April 18th.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is honoring all public safety dispatchers who serve as the lifeline between people in need and vital law enforcement services.

Dispatchers are the workers who answer your calls 24/7 whenever there is a need or emergency. They work hard to communicate information, save lives and make sure everyone is where they need to be.

Day in, and day out, hundreds of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of the dispatchers who work in public safety communications. These team members handle emergency telephone calls, dispatch law enforcement resources, and provide moral support to people in distress. Their "normal" workday is anything but normal in so many ways.

In order to enter their positions and do what they do, public safety dispatchers must undergo a rigorous testing and background process.

This week, The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is celebrating the strength and commitment given every day by our public safety dispatchers. Thank you, dispatchers!

Lafayette Woods, Jr.