This week is NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK. So, it only fits that we say thank you to our hardworking Mercer County Sheriff's Office Dispatchers and our state, county, and local emergency dispatchers, including our County's Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Service Center teams.
Their jobs are critical to public safety. They often manage urgent situations from the start, using high-speed telephone, radio, and computer equipment to send first responders to any problem imaginable.
They work to make our communities safer from the first ring of the phone - answering emergency calls 24/7 - 365 days a year, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment, monitoring urgent situations, and even rendering life-saving assistance to those in need.
Let's show our appreciation and support for our dispatchers!
--Sheriff Jack Kemler