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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 7, 2016

April 10 - 16 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. This week is a time to say “thank you” to the professionals whose decision making skills often save lives. Telecommunicators work long hours, weekends and holidays and ensure police, fire and medical assistance can be provided to our citizens.

The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) Communications Bureau is the Public Safety Answering Pint (PSAP) for the Town of Oro Valley, answering all 911 calls placed within the Town limits. The Bureau is staffed 24-hours a day, year round, with 12 full-time dispatchers. In 2015, this group of telecommunicators handled over 57,900 telephone transactions and dispatched over 17,500 calls for service.

To show their appreciation to these hard working professionals the OVPD’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association will be bringing lunch to the dispatchers on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.