“This week is our National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a week set aside specifically to formally recognize the hard work and dedication of our nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators.” --- Prince Albert Police Service Office Manager Josie Hemsworth
Prince Albert Police service would like to take the time to recognition our dedicated Communication Operators.
"Communication Operator can be one of the most challenging and the most rewarding job in our police service," said Prince Albert Police Service Office Manager Josie Hemsworth. "It is often a thankless job and most citizens do not realize the work they do behind the scenes."
The Prince Albert Police Service has 12 Communication Operators that handle all emergency and non-emergency police related calls for service. In addition to call-taking the Communication Operators are dispatchers for Patrol, Criminal Investigation Division, Bylaw, and Traffic Division Units.
The Government of Saskatchewan and City of Prince Albert formally recognized April 8 - 14 this year as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week honours emergency 911 operators and dispatchers from police, fire and medical services for their commitment and service to public safety in their communities.
The Prince Albert Police Service would like to thank all our Communication Operators who work long shifts and continually serve to provide a lifeline to those in need.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is endorsed by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, is celebrated each year during the second week in April. For more information, visit www.npstw.org