This week is National Telecommunication’s Week. This week was dedicated years ago for the week of recognition of dispatchers and telecommunicators that work behind the scenes to provide emergency services to the citizens we serve. Last week, our City Commission signed a proclamation declaring this week as Telecommunications Week in Bartow.
In Polk County, we have a centralized 9-1-1 answering point, but the City of Bartow has a dispatch center that is responsible for emergency services and after hours dispatching of public utilities. We are very fortunate to have our own center and employees that are solely responsible for our services here in Bartow. I, as a resident and your police chief, am very thankful. Telecommunicators have a very demanding job. Emergency services telecommunicators deal with stressful situations that most of us will never encounter. Ours do, and they do a wonderful job at it.
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