Showing Appreciation During Telecommunicators Week
April 17, 2008
The Mesa Police Department is expressing appreciation to all of
the personnel in our Communications Center during National
Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week. Congress has declared the
second full week of April as a dedication to all of the men and
women who help thousands of people daily at critical points in
The hard working telecommunicators at the Mesa Police Department
handle hundreds of calls daily. The majority of calls taken by
our communications center are emergency type calls that entail a
lot of emotion and stress. Our telecommunicators continue to do
a professional duty in handling the emotions and stress they
experience. Calls ranging from robberies to violent assaults to
officer-involved shootings are intense situations, and as a
citizen we always count on that person who is on the other side
of the telephone to help us remain calm.
In 2007, our communications staff of approximately 135, handled
around 1,395,000 calls.
Public Safety telecommunicators are definitely the key to
receiving the assistance we need from general questions to
medical emergencies to catching the suspect who is breaking into
your neighbors home. Everyone knows when 911 is dialed there
will ALWAYS be someone to answer for any type of emergency.
Let's take the time to show our gratitude for all the challenges
they have been confronted with and how they continue to provide
great service to our community.