Pinal County Sheriff’s Public Safety Communications Division Celebrates National Telecommunications Week By Giving Back To The Community

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

National Telecommunications Week occurs the second full week of April in dedication to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators which includes 9-1-1 operators and police, fire and EMS dispatchers. This year National Telecommunications Week will run April 13th through the 19th.
In 1991, the week was officially named “National Public Safety Telecommunications Week” after H.J. Res. 284 was introduced by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
In years past, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Communications Division has enjoyed celebration from other divisions within the Sheriff’s Office as well as sister agencies and supporting vendors. This year, the Communications Division has decided to give back, they have recognized a real economic need in the communities they serve and have decided to put together a department wide canned food drive for the benefit of the Florence Food Bank.
The Florence Food Bank serves a minimum of 50-100 families during each food box distribution day for people who live in the Town of Florence and in surrounding communities. Currently, they run three distribution days per week. The Food Bank receives donations from wholesale grocery distribution centers each month however; they no longer receive canned foods.
The PCSO Public Safety Communications Division is sponsoring the canned food drive with a goal of collecting 1000 cans by April 11th. After the collection is completed, the Communications Division employees are going to volunteer their personal time to drive the food to the Florence Food Bank and then assist with putting together food boxes and handing them out on distribution days during the week of the 11th.
Dispatch Manager Jennifer Cruz stated, “9-1-1 operators and dispatchers have chosen a career of service. We answer 9-1-1 calls from our citizens and visitors who are in peril and we ask our 9-1-1 operators to be the calming voice during the most difficult moments of a person’s life. We consider ourselves the first, first responders but we are removed from those in need by a telephone line. This year, we wanted the opportunity to communicate person-to-person with those we serve. We know times are tough for everyone but we count ourselves as incredibly fortunate and we therefore want the chance to positively impact our communities through this canned food drive. It continues to be our pleasure to serve in every capacity we are able.”
Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Communications is at the heart of all public safety organizations. Last year our Communications Center received 784,464 calls for service just for our office to handle. This does not include the additional calls for service we received for Kearny, Mammoth, Superior and Ak-Chin Police Departments. Public Safety Telecommunicators are truly the lifeline between the caller and the responding deputy. The professionalism and dedication I have seen from the telecommunicators within our organization is outstanding and I personally salute them for the work they do each day.”PCSO Celebrates National Telecommunications week

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Maintenance work on SR 77 (Oracle Road) in Pinal County

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    The Arizona Department of Transportation will be shifting all northbound SR 77 (Oracle Road) traffic onto the left lane of […]


    Work on SR 77 in Catalina, north of Tucson

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Motorists traveling on State Route 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following […]


    Injury Leads AZGFD to Warn Against Walking Dogs Near Javelina, Feeding Them

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    TUCSON – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a weekend incident in which a resident of Tucson’s northwest […]


    Pinal County’s 1891 Courthouse Having Lights Installed for the Holidays

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Florence – Pinal County’s Facilities Maintenance Department is getting the 1891 Courthouse in the holiday spirit. Director Tom Celaya and […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Superior Head Start Happenings

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    Superior – As the holiday season comes upon us, the children of Superior Head Start have been busy in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break which draws ever nearer.


    Doug Lewis named Cowboy of the Year

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, long time Superior cowboy Doug Lewis was named


    Town of Kearny honors veterans

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News On Nov. 11, 2014 the Town of Kearny had a Veteran’s Day celebration to honor and thank our veterans.


    Celebrating our Heritage with Christmas Music

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    Kearny – Celebrate our Heritage with music at the annual Electric Light parade in Kearny, Sat.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin