Sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International and celebrated annually, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance.
The UT Police Department employs 12 dedicated communications officers and one supervisor to respond to all telephone calls, walk-in complaints, and police radio communications for the entire department. This group covers communication duties 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Chief Gloria Graham adds “Telecommunicators are the lifeline for our officers and community members. When crisis is occurring on the other end of the phone, their ability to decipher the problem and get the appropriate resources deployed is invaluable.”