Celebrating law enforcement dispatchers, the “unseen heroes” of 1st response

Published 8:37 am Monday, April 12, 2021

Local law enforcement is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week this week as part of a national celebration April 11-17.

Authorities stress that dispatchers for the Port Arthur Police Department answer calls for police response, while also answering called for fire and EMS response.

“Their job is a very important job that can become chaotic and intensely stressful in a matter of seconds,” a PAPA statement reads. “They are the unseen support behind our officers and firefighters. They are the unseen heroes!

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“We want to let our dispatchers know how important they are to us and how much we appreciate their service to our community.”