Recognizing National Telecommunicators Week

National Telecommunicators Week

Published April 13, 2023

Mary Grace Pewewardy | Multimedia Specialist

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Stan Booker presented a proclamation to the Public Safety Telecommunicators recognizing April 9 through April 15 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators week.

The National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) is held annually during the second week of April to celebrate public safety telecommunicators for their service. NPSTW was started in 1981 by Patricia Anderson to acknowledge those dedicating their lives to serve the public.

Public Safety Telecommunicators are often the first point of contact in case of an emergency. They aid the public, process calls, and dispatch them to the most appropriate agency, such as the fire department, police department, animal welfare, and public utilities. 

The Public Safety Telecommunicators of the City of Lawton Emergency Communications Department accepted the proclamation for their substantial contribution to the apprehension of criminals, treatment of patients, and their showcase of compassion and understanding while performing their jobs.

Thank you for your diligence in keeping our city and citizens safe!