TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Telecommunicators Week - April 13th - 19th
Date of News Release: 04/15/2008
(Hickory, KY) - April 13th - 19th marks National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The United States Congress approved this special week in 1993 in an effort to recognize the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Kentucky State Police in Mayfield would like to take this time to recognize the tireless efforts that all 15 telecommunicators give on a daily basis. "The telecommunications personnel at Kentucky State Police Post 1 are often times your first contact with the Kentucky State Police. Their skills as police telecommunicators are crucial to the delivery of police services to the public", states Trooper Dean Patterson, Public Affairs Officer at Post 1. "Without the work of these men and women, the quality of police services would change dramatically."
State wide, Kentucky State Police employees 181 telecommunicators. Although the telecommunicators are not as visible as the men and women who may arrive on the scene of emergencies, the telecommunicator's role has always been central to the operations of emergency personnel. Every day, State Police telecommunicators answer hundreds of emergency and non emergency calls. Often times, the effort of these men and women goes unnoticed. It is with pride that we honor each of the 15 Post 1 telecommunicators who serve our local communities as well as the other telecommunicators who serve other communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.