The Independence Police Department is celebrating next week as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. Police Chief Jerry Harrison has recognized the week and honored the Independence Police Department’s staff.
Harrison says they have the good fortune to work side by side with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers. The dispatchers for both agencies are the unsung heroes of public safety for the people they serve. The first voice you hear on what is quite often the most difficult day you have ever had. You may never meet them, but without them there would be no public safety.