Dispatchers praised by sheriff during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted 11 April 2023 at 11:13 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

ALBION – Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke would like to recognize and thank the hard-working public safety dispatchers of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

This week – April 9-15 – is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Presidential Proclamation 6667, declaring the second week of April as

 NPSTW. This week is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunications personnel across the nation who serve our communities, citizens, and public safety personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public safety dispatchers are an indispensable asset in public safety. During emergencies and times of distress, public safety dispatchers quickly obtain all relevant information, assess the situation, and coordinate the appropriate public safety response, ensuring the quickest and most appropriate response.

Public safety dispatchers are tasked with answering emergency calls, and dispatching the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, Medina Police Department, Albion Police Department, NYS Police, DEC Police, and all fire and EMS agencies within Orleans County.

Public safety dispatchers are always heard, but rarely seen. They are the first, first responders and heroes behind the scenes.

Please join us in recognizing our 911 dispatchers for their diligence, dedication and service to our community.