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Recognizing Police Communications Specialists

The second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is being celebrated this year from April 13 – 19. Like other local law enforcement agencies, the USF Police Department is a primary Public Safety Answer Point (PSAP). The USF Police Department employs ten Police Communications Specialists, including a supervisor. 
 
Like their counterparts in the other agencies, USF’s Police Communications Specialists are all emergency medical dispatch trained and certified.  Using this training, they coordinate the proper response of police, fire rescue and ambulance services. In addition to monitoring Hillsborough County 911, the USF Police Communications Specialists also monitor on-campus fire and security alarms, non-emergency phone lines, blue light emergency and elevator phones, campus card access, and radio systems for the USF Police Department, Campus Security and Parking & Transportation Services.

Please join us in recognizing all of our Police Communications Specialists who are dedicated public safety professionals working every day to help keep our campus safe. We appreciate all they do!

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