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Washington County Sheriff's Office Proclamation

It's National Telecommunicators Week, from April 14 to April 20. 

Beginning in 1991, Telecommunicators Week was nationally created to raise public awareness of the hard work and dedication of public safety telecommunicators. In 2023, Sheriff’s Office Telecommunicators, or Communications Officers answered 25,390 emergency 911 calls, handled 63,353 administrative phone calls and responded to and/or monitored over 4.3 million radio transmissions.

This dedicated group of unseen public safety professionals are often the first point of contact for citizens in crisis and in need of assistance. They are the calm voices behind phones and radio mics who try to make sense out of chaotic situations without the ability of seeing what’s wrong. To recognize these men and women for their backstage role in maintaining peace and order, suppressing fires, and providing medical treatment and transport to the citizens of Washington County, please join the Washington County Sheriff's Office this week in showing your appreciation by simply saying; thank you.