National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 12-18
Each year, the second full week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (aka: National Dispatcher Week). In 1991 the United States Congress established this weeklong time frame to recognize and honor the men and women who play a vital and critical role in providing public safety in our communities.
In Long Beach, Police Department Communications personnel carry out this important role every hour of every day, by being the direct emergency contact for the public, as well as the crucial link for our officers and detectives in the field. In 2008, there were 601,624 calls handled by the communications center, resulting in 187,068 dispatches being generated. Communications personnel deliver these services paying the utmost attention to customer satisfaction and officer safety.