National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Published on April 14, 2024

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WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and,

WHEREAS, when an emergency occurs the prompt response of police officers, firefighters and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

WHEREAS, the safety of our police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Town of Oro Valley emergency communications center; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators of the Oro Valley Police Department have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and

WHEREAS, each telecommunicator has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor of Oro Valley, do hereby proclaim the week of April 14th - 20th to be


in the Town of Oro Valley, in honor of the essential men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our town, emergency responders and citizens safe.

Dated this 3rd day of April, 2024.

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