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PCSO Dispatchers Recognized for Tireless Service
 
Posted: 4/22/2013 12:00 AM
 
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – This week, April 14th through April 20th, is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The week is a time designated to recognize and thank public safety professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes answering 9-1-1 calls and dispatching emergency equipment and first responders. They also serve as the front line in render life-saving assistance to the citizens during time of crisis.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Communications Division is a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all unincorporated areas of Pinal County and the Pinal Region 9-1-1 Administration for all agencies using 9-1-1 in Pinal County.

“We are a 24-hour, 365-days-per-year operation. We answer all 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls that originate from unincorporated areas of Pinal County,” Jennifer Foster, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Manager said.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Communications Division operates law enforcement radio for PCSO and support channels for sister agencies and various task force operations. Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Operators receive a variety of calls for service during any given day anything from cold-case information to in-progress crimes. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers are highly trained having each completed a nine-month training program in order to work in the Dispatch Center.

“Every day, millions of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of the men and women who work as public safety telecommunicators,” Foster said. “The Pinal County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Communications Division's Mission Statement proudly proclaims that we are the First, First Responders for all sister agencies, deputies, citizens, and visitors in Pinal County.”

For additional information about PCSO Public Safety Communications Division, contact Jennifer Foster, Dispatch Manger at 520-866-5217.
Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney
520.705.8124
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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