In 1991, the United States Congress proclaimed the second week in April to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This weeklong event was the first formalized celebration on a national scale of the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Each year, the event is promoted nationwide to bring about the recognition of public safety telecommunicators, colloquially known as “dispatchers.”
Dispatchers are the first line of communication when emergencies happen, their ability to remain calm during emergencies and assess the needs of callers in crisis makes them a critical link to law enforcement and first responders.
This year, St. Croix Tribal Council recognized the service of St. Croix Tribal Police Dispatchers, Alice Denotter and Joanna Bartosh for their dedication to public safety and commitment to the St. Croix Tribal community. Thank you to Alice and Joanna for your years of service and the work you do everyday.
Tribal Council Recognizes SCTPD Dispatchers; Joanna and Alice in photos above.