National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

This week—April 8-14—is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Find out on ABC 10 News Now at 5:30 how local police feel about the designation.

It is designated as a time when citizens can thank public safety men and women who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals and equipment during times of crisis.

Americans can show gratitude to 9-1-1 call takers, dispatchers, technicians that maintain radio and emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, communications center personnel, and other public safety telecommunications staff across the country who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to help you during emergencies.

Many local agencies around the country will host tours and celebrations to mark the occasion. Notes and messages can also be posted on the National Public Safety Telecommunications Week blog at