2022 National Telecommunicator Week: April 10-16

Public safety agencies nationwide recognize the critical role played by Public Safety Telecommunicators. These professionals are true first “first responders.” They are the people who are answering the calls and directing First Responders, they are the most critical contact citizens have with emergency services.

Every year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety Telecommunicators in the United States. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it a national week of recognition.

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office will celebrate this year’s National Telecommunicators Week from April 10th-16th to honor and recognize the professionals who handle thousands of emergency calls each year in Natchitoches Parish. These calls for service require the immediate response of public safety agencies to ensure the protection of life and preservation of property. Through their dedication, compassion, understanding and skill, our Telecommunicators ensure citizens get the help they need, when they need it.

When you dial 9-1-1 or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Dispatch, a telecommunications professional answers the call. You can help by knowing your location, by staying on the line, and by following the directions given so the Telecommunicator can provide the assistance you need. You can rest assured there will always be someone on the other end of the line ready to help in an emergency. Please join us as we honor the men and women who serve our community as Telecommunicators

Between the Thin Blue Line and the Thin Red Line, Lies the Thinnest Gold Line. This Gold Line represents those who Rarely are Seen but Mostly Heard.

The Calm Voice in the Dark Night
The Golden Glue that hold it All together
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