Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 04.11.2017 @ 1440hrs
The Milford Police Department would like to recognize the men and women of our Communication Division in honor of National Public Safety Communicators Week. Dispatchers are typically the first point of contact for first responders and perform many behind the scene duties. We appreciate the work our team does and hope if you know a dispatcher you thank them for their service.
*Below is some information about our Communications Section*
The Communications Division is supervised by Lieutenant Richard Jefferson and consists of 13 civilian communications specialists. These positions are currently held by six full-time dispatchers and seven part-time dispatchers who relieve the full-time employees when needed. There is one communication specialist permanently assigned to each patrol shift and two communications specialists assigned to work as floaters.
How the Center Works
Dispatchers monitor many different frequencies, including those of city fire services, ambulances, city maintenance departments, and police officers. The dispatchers are responsible for receiving complaints from the public either via telephone or walk-in complaints, interpreting the information, and dispatching officers to the scene. The Communications Center is staffed by nationally certified emergency dispatch trainers.
Pictured below Lee Vincent, David Taulbee, Valerie Springer, Bob Parson, Sara Hudson, Eric Houdek, Scott Pavlak, Cory Parson, Lance Lane, Daniel Washinski, Christina Jackson, Carrie Joles, and not pictured Steven Humphreys.