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Troy honors public safety telecommunicators

Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves signed a proclamation Monday declaring the week of April 14-20 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Troy in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep Troy and its citizens safe.

“Emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services,” Reeves said. “Public Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services. They are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information, and insuring their safety.”

Reeves said the Public Safety Telecommunicators of the City of Troy Police Department contribute substantially to the apprehension of criminals, the suppression of fires and the treatment of patients.

“Our dispatchers have exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism in carrying out their duties during the past year,” he said. “In honor of these men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and its citizens safe, I proclaim this week, April 14 through 20, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Troy.”