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For Immediate Release
12-APR-2019
The St. Louis County Police Department will be participating in the annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week will be observed around the United States from April 14th through April 20th, 2019. The week honors the many telecommunications professionals who aid in providing 9-1-1 emergency assistance to citizens everywhere.
People across the nation depend on the skill, expertise, and commitment of public safety telecommunications professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their poise under pressure, aid and compassion in times of distress, and critical decision-making skills can make the difference between life and death. Many people do not stop to think about those individuals who answer those 911 calls until they actually experience an emergency.
Colonel Jon M. Belmar, Chief of Police, stated, “Each year, we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to acknowledge the incredible service of those women and men that may otherwise go unnoticed. In 2018, the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Communications handled nearly one million calls for service. Their expertise and commitment are evident each and every day to my officers and commanders and I hope that this up-coming week, even more people can appreciate their service.”
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