Area law enforcement celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Operators Week

NallelytCQ Smith, who has been a police dispatcher for nearly five years, recently was named the City of Middletown’s Employee of the Year. RICK McCRABB/STAFF

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NallelytCQ Smith, who has been a police dispatcher for nearly five years, recently was named the City of Middletown’s Employee of the Year. RICK McCRABB/STAFF

Law enforcement agencies in the area are honoring their dispatchers this week for National Public Safety Telecommunications Operators week. As the coronavirus pandemic rules out any in-person events, though, agencies are taking to social media.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page that its dispatchers “serve as a vital link between our community and fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies. Acting as a critical lifeline to other first responders, these unsung everyday heroes are always there to answer the call!”

They later added a second thank you post to its dispatchers, including photos of those working at the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

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Multiple other law enforcement agencies added their own messages of thanks, sometimes along with images of a black and white flag with a gold stripe, which is used to represent public safety dispatchers.

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