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"Sometimes the events that take place can weigh on your heart," said Deer Park Police Department Senior Telecommunicator, Zulma Veliz. We are grateful for all of the hard-working telecommunicators. #telecommunicatorsweek #NPSTW City of Deer ParkIt’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! This week is dedicated to honoring the brave first responders that are behind the 24-hour emergency call line. Today we would like to recognize Zulma Veliz, Senior Telecommunications Officer with the Deer Park Police Department.
Veliz is the most senior dispatcher (aside from the supervisor) with over 18 years of service with the City of Deer Park. She has been with the police department since the old building at 1410 Center Street behind Patrick’s cabin, has worked every shift and remembers the days when dispatchers often worked the busiest shifts alone. She is noted by her peers for her fun, easygoing personality, as well as her wealth of knowledge from nearly two decades on the job.
Veliz stated that being a dispatcher is stressful but rewarding. She expressed that one of the hardest challenges that dispatchers face is leaving your work at the office, and not taking it home with you. “Sometimes the events that take place can weigh on your heart, especially when there are fatalities,” she said. “Not everyone is capable of being a dispatcher.” ... See MoreSee Less
Missouri City Police Department telecommunicators had a GROOVY time celebrating Telecommunicator Week. Thanks for all they do to help to save lives and keep their community safe. The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government ... See MoreSee Less
Deer Park Police Department telecommunicator Bryant is excited to assist first responders as she comes from a law enforcement family. She shares her family's story in public safety and how proud she is to be a part emergency communications.#telecommunicatorsweek #911saveslivesIt’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! This week is dedicated to honoring the brave first responders that are behind the 24-hour emergency call line. Today we would like to recognize Katie Bryant, Telecommunications Officer, Deer Park Police Department.
Katie has three and a half years of service with the Deer Park Police Department. She is excited to assist first responders as she comes from a law enforcement family. She is a current participant in the mentor program, has completed communications training officer courses, and works on the busiest shift with the most officers.
We want to thank Bryant for her transparency during her interview. She shared just how meaningful her job is to her through a personal life experience and family ties to law enforcement,
“I always wanted to be a police officer, since I was about 5 years old,” she said, “My dad was one and I thought we could be partners. He was involved in what led to a SWAT standoff in the latter part of his career that could have taken his life. He responded as backup to a loud noise complaint and was dispatched as such. What his dispatch did not relay to the responding officers was that the man at this particular residence had just shot a female in the home. When my father arrived on scene, the subject opened fire at him and the primary officer. His patrol unit was covered in bullet holes that somehow managed to miss striking my dad. One bullet in particular would have been fatal, if not for a very tough windshield wiper blade that now hangs in his study. My dad survived the incident, but after learning that he may have been more prepared, or not sent into that situation at all had his dispatch better vetted the call, I knew I didn’t want any other officer to go through this. I also knew the fear of losing him in the line of duty. With my own child on the way, I don’t know that I could face what our brave officers face daily. However, I feel like I can at least do my part in making sure officers get home safe, like my dad managed to do for his long 36-year career.” ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Telecommunicators Week to the Seabrook Police Department - Texas 9-1-1 telecommunicators. They are truly the FIRST first responders answering calls for help and dispatching emergency responders. #911saveslives #ntw2021 ... See MoreSee Less
Their voices have so much power! Thank you and much appreciation!!! ✌🏽 https://twitter.com/houstonpolice/status/1382398501594787849
Congratulations to @GHC911 Executive Director Lavergne Schwender on being honored with the Laverne Hogan Award by @Texas_NENA . This award is presented to an exemplary 9-1-1 administrator in Texas. #911leader #911saveslives
Thank you to all Bellaire Police Department telecommunicators for all your hard work and dedication.
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GHC 9-1-1 thanks @PearlandPD telecommunicators for their dedication to their community.
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GHC 9-1-1 is very proud of the calltakers throughout its service area. They are TRULY the special thin gold line—the link between citizens in need of help and their emergency responders. “Happy Telecomunicator Week”.
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This month is National 9-1-1 Public Education Month! In honor of public educators everywhere and the ones that came before us, we're dedicating this week to Red E. Fox. Red E. Fox has educated thousands of children all over the country on 9-1-1 and he always does it with a smile.
April is National Educational 9-1-1 Month! Keep an eye for more important 9-1-1 educational facts here on our Facebook and also in our Twitter page.
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