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April 16, 2013

Police honor dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Greensburg — The Greensburg Police Department is celebrating this week, declared as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

Across the nation in times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, the first access point for those seeking all classes of emergency services information is 9-1-1.

The city and county public safety communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency. A telecommunicator truly is the first to respond to a citizen’s call for help. These professionals are the calm voice to all, including the responding officers faced with life and death decisions on the street. They are that reassuring voice that help is on the way.

“Here at the Greensburg Police Department, I am proud to say we have a dedicated and professional staff of hardworking telecommunicators,” Greensburg Chief of Police Stacey Chasteen said through a press release. “Please join me in honoring all of them for their years of service to the citizens of Greensburg.”

The following individuals are presently employed as emergency dispatchers for the Greensburg Police Department:

Barbara Prince, 39 years of service

Daniel Mulford, 16 years of service

Leigh Ann Dashiell, 14 years of service

Fred Poore, 14 years of service

Carol Johnson, 10 years of service

Josh Tressler, six years of service

Teresa Morrow, five years of service

Erika Doub, four years of service

Abigail Poling, three years of service

Ashley Wilson, three years of service

Lisa Willhelm, one year of service

Heidi Jackson, one year of service

Tracy Lighfield, one year of service

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