Covington-Newton County 911

We had an employee appreciation event that had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, because it was scheduled at an off-site venue. We reached out to all of our public safety agencies that we dispatch for and asked them to send videos thanking our telecommunicators. We have had a great …

Birmingham 911

As far as I know it has been postponed, however myself and 2 other supervisors on my shift have decided to reward our personnel with gifts. Since we are on 12 hour shifts, we are doing something different each day we are at work. Today (Saturday), we did scratch-offs (Positive …

A Message From APCO’s President

As we begin this week of April 12-18, designated as a time to celebrate our national public safety telecommunicators, on behalf of the Executive Committee, I want to say THANK YOU for the job you do every day and “Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.” Even though we are experiencing …

Chenango County 911 (NYS)

We will be postponing any activities until later. Both the director and a primary supervisor are working at a backup location and we have rules against bringing in and sharing of food right now.

Macomb County Sheriff’s Office

Here at MCSO Dispatch, I feel it’s more important than ever to honor our staff during this week. While some things we had planned will have to wait for next year due to the pandemic, we are still celebrating and I’m excited to honor our team of professionals! We’ve put …

NPSTW 2020: Benton County Office of Emergency Communications

Unfortunately, we had to cancel a bunch of the stuff we had planned; jurisdiction-wide scavenger hunt, cook-off challenge to our departments, presentation of proclamations. I’ve put together a bunch of raffle prizes with lots of ways to earn tickets to put in for the prizes, including mini-games, baby pics and …

NPSTW 2020: Lyon County Emergency Communications Center

We are going to try to make it even more special if we can. It’s really important to try to maintain some normalcy in uncertain times. NPSTW or Dispatch Christmas as we call it is important to them. I’m going to do everything in my power to make it just …

NPSTW 2020: New Iberia Police Department

We are going to postpone this year. With everything going on with the virus and the fact that we are moving into a new comm center very soon, we thought it best to postpone. Hoping to reschedule just after we move so that we can celebrate each other and our …

Akimeka, LLC: Join the Movement – Light Up Gold

To honor the work the telecommunicators – Thin Gold Line – do as first responders and the sacrifices they make to serve the public, Akimeka is showing our appreciation virtually. We are encouraging all organizations, agencies, and individuals in the industry (or not) to Join the movement with Akimeka during …

NPSTW 2020: City of Roswell (GA) 911

We are celebrating!! We are trying to continue on, business as usual to remain positive and strong in the midst of this storm. We have activities scheduled, prizes, social media posts planned, gifts, etc. COVID will not stop us.

NPSTW 2020: Shelby County TN 9-1-1 District

It will be postponed to a later date. After conferring with all the PSAP Managers in the County it was decided to postpone due to how busy they are and the working conditions due to COVID-19.

NPSTW 2020: Hamilton County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District

We have a committee that coordinates and handles the planning for our agencies week long celebrations during NPSTW. As the chair of it and discussing with our Directors I forwarded the following letter: *On behalf of your Cares Committee we wanted to share with you what our plans are for …

NPSTW 2020: Grand Junction Regional Communication Center

Our supervisors are collecting videos from field responders saying thank you, and will edit it together into one video to play during TC Week. They are also creating a “Hunt a Killer”-type game for our people to play throughout the week, with prizes. We will bring in meals for each …

NPSTW 2020: Fremont Police Department, CA

My comm center is still celebrating NPSTW this year. We have a ‘Dispatch Morale Committee’ within our center who’s in charge of scheduling our events and/or gifts. Since the week begins on Easter, we are hosting an Easter egg hunt. Among the typical Easter egg hunt, we will be hosting …