We would be overjoyed if you vote for us to keep us happy and well-fed. We also promise to provide Officer Yago (pictured here) with a belly rub for each like our agency gets.
Hurricane Michael came ashore a few miles from our city. It took me three days to return to work after the storm. I arrived to find them working on backup radios. No CAD and no A/C and little sleep.
The average person will not be able to handle this job – it takes a strong-minded dedicated and heartfelt person to do this job.
We live and work in paradise, and with that comes its own challenges in the form of brush fires, land and sea rescues and a variety of rural and unique situations that we respond to
Oldham County (KY) Central Dispatch/911 Center is the sole dispatching center for all responses in a suburb county of Louisville.
Together, we have handled winter storms that have caused state of emergencies, tornado, delivered babies, and numerous officer involved shootings.
From staffing changes, to consolidation, to technology enhancements (radio system, CAD and soon phones), they buckle down and get the job done.
Our center is very unique, as it is located in a University setting. We have an average daily population of over 80,000 on our Twin Cities campus alone, which would make us the 6th largest city in the state, within the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We have an …
During the peak of the hurricane our center received quadruple the amount of calls than we do on a “normal” day. Every single person at the center had to put their personal lives on hold
Our job is truly one of the most demanding, stressful, thankless positions there is in a police department. And most of us make it look effortless.
People don’t call us to tell us about their wonderful day. They don’t call us to tell us that they love the police. We don’t hear about someone’s great day. We hear their worst.
Every dispatcher I have worked around handles every call as if it was someone dear to them, motivated to assist any situation that is on the other end of the phone.
Over a 437 square mile area, there are 89 officers that help keep roughly 180,000 students and 22,000 staff members safe during a normal school day.
Most people, if butchering Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody so poorly the karaoke mic gets shut off, would hang their heads and exit stage left.
The chilling fear I sensed in my callers’ voices was nothing short of numbing. It is not until we get a call like this that we fully appreciate the significance of our extensive training.
We’re a small center in North Idaho and have a great little dedicated group of dispatchers that have been through some really horrible incidents, as do most in this field.
Gwinnett County 911 Dispatchers are a team as a whole. Although we work four separate rotations we still continue to assist each other across the board.
I work with an awesome group of telecommunicators! We have been through tornados, floods, blizzards, an active shooter situation and two LOD deaths together.