City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110408-057
Friday, April 08, 2011

National Dispatcher Week

From April 9, 2011 through April 15, 2011, the Sacramento Police Department will be recognizing National Dispatchers' Week. The annual recognition was established in 1992 by President George Bush to honor dispatchers nationwide who provide vital emergency services in their communities.

Since 1881, Sacramento Police Dispatchers have been answering calls for help from our community.  In 2010, dispatchers answered 505,168 calls that came into our communications center. Approximately 181,140 of those calls came in via 9-1-1.

Their hard work and dedication deserves recognition not just during this special week but throughout the year. "Dispatchers are the unsung heroes and often times the first contact our community has with the police department in an emergency.  They do amazing work in a very stressful job", said Chief Rick Braziel. 

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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