Appreciating our dispatchers: National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

By Sheriff David Kramer

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office expresses appreciation for its dispatchers during this special week that has been put aside for them on a national level.

They are the unseen and only heard voices in dark moments, in the times where lives change or shatter apart. Our Boundary County dispatchers dispatch for multiple agencies within the county as well as assist callers with non-emergent calls.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 12-18 was started in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California. It occurs every year on the second full week of April as a time to recognize and thank telecommunications personnel in the public safety communications field.

This week Boundary County Sheriff’s Office honors its communications specialists and I wish to bring awareness and acknowledgement to the “unseen faces” in appreciation of their hard work and dedication to our office and community.

During the last year we have had many struggles within our office, including the loss of one of our own.

These struggles did not stop this amazing group of people. They pushed through and continued to come to work to protect the community they all love.

Communications specialists are such an integral part of coordinating every call for service, big or small. They have to continue functioning no matter what the call is. They have to multi task, at sometimes insane levels, and this is something not everyone can do.
Boundary County is very blessed to have the communications specialists that we have, I know I am,” said 911 administrator Crystal Denton. “To the many times unseen and only heard dispatchers of Boundary County, it is an honor to work with each and everyone of you!”