The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Findlay Police Department and other police, fire and EMS agencies across the area and country are saluting their dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs from April 9 – 15.
Captain Mark Price with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says dispatchers play a crucial role by providing that first initial contact with people to get them the help they need.
“The dispatchers work together to help us as first responders in the field gain the information needed in a timely fashion that we need to do our jobs.”
Captain Price says, while the sheriff’s office and Findlay Police Department each have their own dispatch centers, they do work together a lot and work well together.
He’s asking people who know a dispatcher to reach out to them this week and thank them for what they do.