It's National Dispatchers' Appreciation week, a time to acknowledge those that work behind the scenes to get us emergency services. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said they think of it as a hub of a wheel - law enforcement and emergency responders are like spokes going out to help the community.
When dispatchers receive accurate information, they are able to the send the right resources to the right place at the right time. Dispatchers are always one call away for 911 calls. Last year, the southeast Kansas office answered more than 69,000 dispatch calls.