First introduced by Congressman Markey in 1991 during the 102nd Congress and again by Senator Biden in 1993 during the 103rd Congress, a presidential proclamation was made for the second week of April to be designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by President Clinton in 1994. The National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week honors all local police, fire, and medical professionals, including federal public safety officials, by recognizing their dedicated service in helping those in need through the use of telecommunications. Although we set aside this week to recognize our dedicated Telecommunicators, their valuable service should be applauded and held in the highest regard all through the year, for without their commitment, devotion, and hard work, countless number of lives and property would be in jeopardy.
PCPD wants to extend our deepest gratitude to our devoted Parkland Telecommunicator staff for helping keep our college community as safe as possible. Not only do they handle the police duties with professionalism, their efforts with the college community constituents helps make Parkland College a premier place to attend and visit.
Throughout the week as you walk by A160 please be sure to thank the telecommunicators sitting at the front desk.