San Diego County CA— Emergency Dispatchers at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Communications Center in Kearny Mesa save lives everyday by answering 9-1-1 calls and making sure help gets to where it needs to.
Now, the San Diego Association of Public Safety Dispatchers (APSD) is recognizing these dispatchers’ hard work and dedication by honoring the Sheriff’s Communications Center with its “Communications Center of the Year” award. The non-profit association develops and presents training courses for public safety dispatchers in the region.
“The men and women who work in our Communications Center are the unsung heroes of our department,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “They are frequently the telephonic first responders and a lifeline to those in need.”
The Sheriff’s Communications Center answered nearly 700,000 phone calls from the public in 2014. Of that number, more than 300,000 were 9-1-1 calls. There are currently 92 emergency dispatchers working at the Sheriff’s Communications Center.