APRIL 9 – 15 2023

On April 12, 1994, President William Clinton signed Presidential Proclamation 6667
which established the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.
A time to celebrate and thank our telecommunicators who serve our community, citizens, and
public safety responders.
For Jackson County, it’s a time to recognize our Communication Officers with the
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office who are at the ready to answer the call 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year. Working behind the scenes, they serve a critical role in public and
responder safety.
It takes a certain individual to make this their career. From helping stop a domestic abuse
incident, to entering a warrant to catch a fugitive, to directing a helicopter to a serious accident,
to calming a parent looking for a lost child, to comforting a caller who found a loved one too
late. The highs and lows can be extreme, and at times can all happen before lunch. Dispatchers
truly are the first, first responders.
The health, safety, and well-being of our community and public safety responders are
often dependent on the commitment, devotion, knowledge and professionalism of our
Communication Officers. Thank you for all you do.

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