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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 9, 2019

April 14-20, 2019 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 Point 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 13 full-time dispatchers. In 2018, this group of telecommunicators handled 54,117 telephone transactions and dispatched 18,204 calls for service.

To show their appreciation to these hard working professionals, Oro Valley Town Council and staff will be presenting dispatchers with a cake and Town Manager Mary Jacobs will be providing breakfast.  OVPD also received generous donations from Panera, Chuy’s and Tohono Chul Park.

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