The LAPD celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – popularly known as National Dispatchers Week – April 12-18, honoring its dispatchers with ceremonies and honors. There were no open houses at the Valley and Metro Communication Centers, as City facilities are closed to outsiders during the pandemic.
In 1992, President George H. Bush established National Dispatchers’ Week to honor police dispatchers for providing vital emergency services to their community nationwide. The LAPD has been celebrating it ever since.
Usually, the Club celebrates National Dispatchers Week. But because of COVID-19, the event been less public. The Club, honoring Safer at Home, was not able to join some of our favorite Club Members during this annual celebration honoring them.
Instead, we’ll borrow from LAPD Communications Division’s social media feeds, plus we’ll include images organized by PSR Jean Sarfaty, Club Member.
Thanks, Dispatchers, for all you do to keep us safe!