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From the Desk of Our Director

Each year during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, we share a word from our Director, Dave Fuller highlighting the week. This Year we share a letter from Director Fuller and a few response Thank You’s we have received from the agencies and communities CRESA supports.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week 2020

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Usually during this coming week, we would be focused on sharing stories, and tidbits of information about the amazing men and women who answer the calls 24/7.

This year however, while we would love to take the week and highlight the fantastic work this group does, we feel we need to keep our posts reserved for important information we may need to share regarding our current situation. We are extremely proud of those that wear the headset here at CRESA, and we thank them for the wonderful work they do each and every day of the year!

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.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week helps recognize the more than 500,000 telecommunications specialists nation-wide for an amazing job done in providing excellent public safety.