Monday, April 10, 2017

National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, April 9-15

Today in public hearing, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April 9-15, 2017, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week and recognized the critical role that dispatchers play in keeping our community safe.


Grand Junction Regional Communication Center Manager Monica Million, center, accepts the National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week from the Mesa County Commissioners.

The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center is a 24 hour, 365 day a year operation, responsible for answering 911 and non-emergency calls. The GJRCC has a staff of 47 telecommunicators and supervisors who dispatch for 11 law enforcement and 12 fire/EMS agencies in Mesa County.

In 2016, The GJRCC dispatched 157,213 incidents and processed 316,908 telephone calls, of which 70,107 were on 9-1-1 emergency lines.

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper (left) talks to the Mesa County Commissioners about the importance of dispatch emergency professionals and the crucial role they play linking our community to first responders.

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper (left) stands alongside Grand Junction Regional Communication Center Manager Monica Million and Deputy Chief John Zen in celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
GJRCC Manager, Monica Million, was also honored as the Colorado Communication Center Manager of the Year.

View the full proclamation below:

Mesa County is grateful for the invaluable assistance public safety telecommunicators provide to keep our community safe.

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