Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (CA) Sheriff’s Office in 1981 after the Sheriff overlooked telling Dispatch that he was taking the administrative support team to lunch. By the early 1990’s the national APCO organization convinced congress for a formal proclamation that was signed by President Bush in 1992. To read more about how Patricia got the movement started you can click here.
During the coming week, we will focus on several topics near and dear to our local dispatch staff and what they want you to know to help CRESA help You! We will of course also highlight our awesome staff and the amazing job they do 24/7.