National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
April 14, 2022
Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunicators personnel in the public safety community are honored in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
This week-long event, initially established in 1981, is a time to celebrate and thank those telecommunicators and dispatchers who dedicate their lives to serving the public. ISU is pleased to recognize our dispatchers and their efforts during this week.
Every day and night, public safety telecommunicators answer emergency and non-emergency calls. They connect callers to emergency care and provide valuable resources to those in need. This is a vital link in the ability to keep the students, faculty, staff and visitors of the ISU campus safe. Our Public Safety Dispatch team continues to make a difference in the lives of our campus community members every day.
Telecommunicators are often the unseen aspect of the Public Safety team, but are the ones most frequently in communication with our community. They answer the calls for help from the community, while coordinating public safety officers' response to the scene. Oftentimes they will be continuing to communicate with the caller until officers arrive on scene, which provides a sense of calm to uncertain situations.
The campus community is invited to provide thanks and gratitude for what our dispatch team does every day as first responders. Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!