National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2023
Published on April 06, 2023
WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services. 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 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 the Town of Oro Valley, do hereby proclaim the week of April 9th-15th, 2023 to be
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
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 5th day of April, 2023
From left to right: Oro Valley Police Department Public Safety Telecommunicator Supervisor Keli Mendivil,
Mayor Joe Winfield, OVPD telecommunicator Benjamin Johnson