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NPSTW 2020 Contest Paused;
Support & Recognition Continue

In light of the gravity of the COVID-19 virus situation and the additional work and stress that will fall on our members and others in the public safety community, we are pausing our NPSTW contest. When we re-open it in the future, all stories already posted in the 2020 contest, as well as their “likes” will be maintained.

Good Samaritan Communications Center

Our communication center is the hub to Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Services.  These dedicated and professional dispatchers are always prepared and ready for whatever their shift may throw at them.  Not only do they dispatch the helicopter and ambulances that are based here at the hospital, but they also assist …

Converse County Joint Communications

In January, a new center manager, in February a new supervisor, two new trainers and two new trainees. Then in March, the implementation of a brand new CAD!

Birmingham 911

Our facility has been completely remodeled. We have combined Police, Fire, and 311 into one Center.

Brentwood TN ECD

Jingles, the Elf on the Shelf, reported seeing the team of Brentwood telecommunicators celebrating with a Secret Santa, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and potluck.

OCPS District Police

As a start up agency this staff has worked vigilantly to ensure all are kept safe even though they do not have the technology that many other centers have.

Southfield Public Safety

While we have not yet completely staffed our center, because of their willingness to be flexible and their dedication our staff has increased significantly and all of the employees are much happier at work.

Richmond Department of Emergency Communications

After the multi-year accreditation process, our department earned its first accreditation from CALEA on May 4, 2019. Only a few weeks later, we celebrated the completion of our $2.8 million Training Center on May 30, 2019.

Cleveland Police Department

On 3-8-2020 our center received a call for a mass shooting at a MC club. Our center fielded a large amount of calls during the incident and into the early hours of the morning.

Pecos Valley Communication Center

The morale in our center was already very low, so losing two long term employees brought it down even more. Now, only a few short months [after a new director was hired], our center is on the road to recovery.

Danville 911 Center

Deputy K9 Niki was involved in an injury accident with her handler and did not survive her injuries. Four of our more seasoned telecommunicators worked this incident.

Lee County 911-Kentucky

Our communications center was struck by lightning during a storm in the summer of 2019.  We had no CAD, no mapping, no phones, no radios. 

Bonner County 911

This year we’ve had the most staff retention of any year I’ve worked here in a decade. We started the year with only one more person than we ended it with.

Lyon County Emergency Communications Center

Three years ago we were at our darkest place as a center and they’ve worked so hard to rebuild bonds, push themselves as leaders and create a family atmosphere that we once had.

Heard County E-911

Although we are small, what we lack in population we make up for in acreage. Our human to bovine ratio is roughly one to one, which makes for some very interesting calls.

Southwest Central Dispatch

After years and years of using a “homegrown” CAD that was designed and built by our very own IT genius, Southwest Central Dispatch has a state of the art CAD/MCT/RMS/etc!