National Public Safety
April 9-13, 2012
In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as a nationally recognized week of recognition for public safety communicators. For the past several years, Public Safety Agencies nationwide have recognized the dedicated men and women who play a pivotal role as telecommunicators, dispatchers, communications operators, and radio control personnel, who support Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services and other governmental field personnel.
The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to recognize its MetroCom Division this week with a week-long celebration to honor the call-takers and dispatchers for their hard work and dedication. The Corpus Christi Police Officer’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Corpus Christi Fire Fighter’s Association, Navy Army Community Credit Union, Carino’s, and Texas Roadhouse, have also joined in the recognition of these telecommunicators by sponsoring activities and giveaways, along with providing meals throughout the week.
MetroCom’s 80 Dispatchers and Call Takers handled over 600,000 emergency 911 and non-emergency telephone calls last year for the city and county’s Police, Fire and EMS agencies. They also dispatch and coordinate the city’s police patrol officers, fire units and ambulances.
We thank them for the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response, in times of crisis. Please join us in recognizing our local dispatchers on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, as the proclamation declaring National Public Safety Dispatcher Week is read.
If you would like to join to join our team of hardworking and dedicated dispatchers, we are currently hiring MetroCom Technicians. Please visit www.cctexas.com/jobs for more information.