(WFXR) — All week long, communities across the Commonwealth and across the country have been honoring “headset heroes,” the men and women who play a crucial role in public safety as communications officers and dispatchers.

Back in 1991, officials say Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.”

For 2022, Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16 as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” in Virginia.

Officials say hundreds of thousands of calls placed to 911 centers across the country are answered by telecommunicators, dispatchers, and communications operators. Then, they use telephones, radios, and computers to provide support to law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other government field personnel.

Law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue departments, 911 centers, and public safety officials across southwest and central Virginia have praised and thanked their dispatchers throughout the week in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Amherst County:

  • Monelison Volunteer Fire Department: “Happy Telecommunications Week to all dispatchers, especially our Amherst County Dispatchers. The essential voice at the end of every emergency line and the glue that keeps all things together on each incident. Thank you from the members of Monelison Volunteer Fire Department”

Appomattox County:

  • Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department: “This week we recognize Public Safety dispatchers for all their hardwork. The first voice you hear when you dial 911, and a lifeline to our law enforcement, fire, and ems. We recognize the tireless work of our public safety dispatchers in Appomattox and all across the nation. Our dispatchers are one of the most crucial and vital segments of emergency services. We appreciate all that you do!”

Bedford County:

  • Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: “The men and women of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend an enormous heartfelt THANK YOU to the men of women of Bedford Communications during this National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! Our Dispatchers are the lifeline our Deputies rely on for not only information but support. These men and women are multitasking wonders who answer your calls for help 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we couldn’t successfully do this job without them! We can never do enough to show our appreciation, but yesterday Sheriff Miller and members of BCSO provided lunches and a small gift for each shift as a token of our appreciation for all their hard work and dedication to Bedford County! #ThinGoldLine”

Bland County:

  • Bland County Sheriff’s Office: “This week is National Telecommunications Week. Dispatchers are the backbone of law-enforcement. They are the first line of help during troubled times. Bland County is blessed to have a terrific group of men and women who are dedicated and true professionals of the job. Thank you, Dispatchers, for everything you do in helping the citizens of Bland County. We appreciate you and all your hard work and sacrifice!!”

Botetourt County:

Carroll County, Grayson County, and Galax:

Do you ever wonder who’s the person is behind our emergency calls to 911? All we know about them is their voice, which is why National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (NPSTW), observed every second week in April, has been set aside to recognize and celebrate the work of telecommunicators helping to save millions of lives everyday. If it weren’t for the telecommunicators flawlessly doing their jobs, billions of lives would have been lost due to the untimely assistance. So, throughout this week, we honor and thank those invisible telecommunicators who have continued to serve in this demanding profession.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was founded to honor the telecommunication personnel dedicating their lives to public safety. It was local initiative that was set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of Contra Costa County, which later went on to be a nationwide, week-long event. (national.today.com)

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and respect that I have for all Public Safety Telecommunication Officers within the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

These dedicated people have a responsibility and work long hours for not much compensation. They are the first voice heard by the public in the most stressful times. They must maintain professionalism and be the calm voice all while helping the First Responders arrive safely to their location. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office could not operate without each of them.

A simple thank you just does not seem enough but I am very thankful for all of them.

Carroll County Sheriff Kevin A. Kemp
  • Galax Fire Department: “Happy National Telecommunicators Week!! Thank you to our Twin County E-911 Dispatchers for all you do!! You are truly the unsung heros of every emergency call!! You are amazing! From all of us Galax Volunteer Fire Department, have a great week!”
  • Twin County E-911: “Our Communications Personnel are the one constant in any event. It is a trade few can do, let alone master the art of. The very first line in any situational response, it is our job to keep those in the field safe, so Everyone goes home.
    To our Staff we appreciate your loyalty to our profession. You are the voice behind the headset and the true first responder. Thank you for taking care of our responders and the public on a daily basis. This week we celebrate YOU! I am so proud of our Thin Gold Line Family 🖤💛🖤

Danville:

  • Danville Fire Department: “It’s National Telecommunicator week! Did you know there are 240 million calls made to 9-1-1 every year in the US? Our wonderful staff enjoyed mismatch day on Monday to start our week of festivities!”
  • Danville Police Department: “Thank you all for what you do! You are the unseen HEROS!!!”

Floyd County:

Franklin County:

  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office E911 Center:
    • “In celebration of National Telecommunicator Week…..we are going ‘Around the World’ to tell everyone about Franklin County and why we think our dispatchers are the BEST!!!
      Today is TEXAS day…Yee-Haw!!! Let me introduce you to Dispatch Supervisor Gammons. She has 11 years of experience with our agency and 15 total years of experience as a dispatcher. Supervisor Gammons is always making sure the center has the coverage it needs, and if not, you can always expect her to be one of the first to sign up to cover. She is a genuine person and has a heart the size of Texas. THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR GAMMONS, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!!!!!”
    • “In celebration of National Telecommunicator Week…..we are going ‘Around the World’ to tell everyone about Franklin County and why we think our dispatchers are the BEST!!!
      Today is NEW YORK day…..Check out our New York tourist, Dispatcher Creighton. Dispatcher Creighton has 10 plus total years as a dispatcher and 3 years with the Franklin County 911 Communications Center. When she joined our team, we did not realize the blessing we were getting (it didn’t take us long :)). She is a well versed dispatcher, from dispatcher to trainer to assistant supervisor and all roles in between. Last year, she was nominated as Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office 2021 Dispatcher of the Year. Her peers admire her skills, professionalism, dedication, and positive affirmations that she shows every day she comes to work. THANK YOU, DISPATCHER CREIGHTON, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!!!!!”
    • “In celebration of National Telecommunicator Week…..we are going ‘Around the World’ to tell everyone about Franklin County and why we think our dispatchers are the BEST!!!
      Today is NEW YORK day…..Check out our NEW York tourist, Dispatch Supervisor Fenner. She has 4 1/2 years of experience with our agency as a dispatcher. Supervisor Fenner has helped out in many areas, such as the 911 community outreach, the Ferrum Intern Program, and the high school program (pre-COVID). As a supervisor, she constantly thinks of how to bring positive and encouraging things to the table for her team. There are extra responsibilities to a 911 Center’s operation, and Dispatch Supervisor Fenner is willing to do the addition for our center, and always with a smile. She is a pleasure to have on our team, specifically our supervisory team.THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR FENNER, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!!!!!”
    • “During National Telecommunicator Week, the dispatch members love getting hand-made cards from our small citizens. Thank You, Callaway 3rd grade classes, for the awesome cards today.
      Pictured with the cards is our newest member, Dispatch Trainee J. Foley. Dispatcher Foley came in with the willingness to succeed. She asks all the right questions, studies her training manual while off-duty, and offers to come in on her days off to get more practice. She’s determined and understands the importance of a dispatcher’s role and responsibilities. She will do great things with our agency, and we can’t wait to watch her grow and blossom.”
    • “During National Telecommunicator Week, we often get visitors dropping off cards, food, or just saying “Thanks for what you do,” BUT we’ve never had the Easter Bunny drop by. We must be doing something right. 😉
      Pictured with the Easter Bunny is Dispatcher S. Ingram. Dispatcher Ingram was a true blessing to our department when she joined our team. Her long-term EMT/EMS experience played a vital part in her quick learning of her dispatching career. She has 3 years of experience with our agency and has shown her true worth. She is not only an Assistant Supervisor but also one of our valuable trainers for all new hires. THANK YOU, DISPATCHER INGRAM, FOR ALL YOU DO FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!”
    • “Today is Louisiana Day in the 911 Center. What better way to celebrate than with Mardi Gras. Pictured is Dispatcher S. Nichols. Dispatcher Nichols is a few months shy of 5 total years with our agency. Every day she amazes us with her creativity and eagerness to continue to do for others. She, recently, took on the role of Community Outreach for our 911 Center. She is a great representative and enjoys explaining to others her career life as a dispatcher. She keeps our center and team members engaged and is always thinking of ways to show them how much they are appreciated. She is a joy to talk to and work with. THANK YOU, DISPATCHER NICHOLS, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!!!!”
    • “The cards continue to pour into our center. Thank You Franklin Heights youth for the handmade cards for our dispatchers.
      Pictured with the cards is Dispatcher C. Twiddy. Dispatcher Twiddy joined our agency 1.5 years ago and shows how passionate she is in this career with the tremendous leaps and bounds that she has taken to get where she is today. Dispatcher Twiddy came to us without any dispatching, LE, Fire, or EMS experience. You wouldn’t have known listening to her dispatch because she takes to the radio and phone like she has been doing it for many years. Due to being short-staffed, Dispatcher Twiddy volunteered to move to the night shift to help out wherever she was needed. After a few minutes of talking with her, you will find she cares deeply about people…no matter their age or condition. When she puts her mind to something, she is determined to succeed.”
    • “This week our 911 dispatchers have been blessed by our partner agencies that have sent goodies. Thanks go out to the Franklin County Fire Association, Glade Hill Fire Department, and Public Safety.
      Pictured with the gift from the Fire Association is Dispatcher McKay-Gemski. Dispatcher Gemski is a dispatch trainee that continues to absorb all the information she can from her trainer. She has already come a long way and admits that the job is tough but is determined to succeed. Pictured with the gift from Glade Hill Fire Dept. is Dispatcher Thurman. Dispatcher Thurman is also a dispatch trainee. Although just hired, she has already shown an interest by asking questions and wanting to retain the information given to her the day before.
      Several qualities that a dispatcher needs to have for success are a healthy attitude, a positive outlook, and lots of determination. Dispatch Gemski and Thurman are shooting for the stars and we are glad to have them as part of our team. THANK YOU, DISPATCHER GEMSKI AND THURMAN, FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!!!!”

Giles County:

As a part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, our 911 Center has received an abundance of food, treats, and gifts for our dispatchers. We wanted to take a chance to thank everyone who has supported us this week and continue to support us throughout the year!

In 2021, our 911 Center handled 22,520 calls for service. We received approximately 6,675 phone calls on our 911 lines and over 59,000 phone calls on our admin (921-3842) lines. This is aside from the office duties and radio traffic that our 911 dispatchers constantly coordinate.

To everyone who has supported us during this week and continue to show support throughout the year, we can’t thank you enough!

Halifax County:

The Halifax Police Department would like to thank and honor our dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. They are the first voice you hear during whatever emergency need you may call in before Police, Fire and Rescue are sent to you.

Please Thank your dispatchers and be courteous as they are necessary for us to do our jobs effectively and keep the public safe.

Thank you all for what you do.

  • Halifax County Sheriff’s Office: “This week is National Public Safety Telecommunication’s Week. A week dedicated to the unseen heroes in Public Safety. We are blessed to have the best and brightest working with us on a daily basis. Thank you for your dedicated, caring and professional staff!”
  • Halifax County Rescue Squad: “In a moments time, you could find yourself in any type of emergency. You could have a need for police, fire, or EMS services. Once you pick up that phone and dial 9-1-1 you routed to a local 9-1-1 center and an unsung hero is on the other end. To all dispatchers across the world and especially ours here in Halifax County, thank you for all you do! Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!”
  • South Boston Police Department:

During this National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2022 the South Boston Police Department extends its deepest gratitude and appreciation to the men and women of the Halifax County Emergency Communications Center. Dispatchers are the unsung heroes of the public safety community. They are the faceless calming voice when lives are on the line and time is of the essence. Dispatchers listen to life’s worst moments and are one of the most stressed professions in America.

Please join us in saying “Thank you” to some of the most dedicated professionals in our community. We don’t know where we would be without them!

Henry County:

They Henry County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize National Telecommunicators Week!

Public Safety Telecommunicators serve our residents daily in countless ways, often answering the calls of the desperate in their time of need. The work of these “unseen first responders” is invaluable in emergency situations and each of these dedicated individuals deserves our appreciation. We place our trust in these individuals every without even realizing it. This week is a time to recognize that our health, safety, and well-being are often dependent on the commitment and devotion of Public Safety Telecommunicators. Our telecommunicators deal with many high-stress and highly emotional situations. They work every hour of every day throughout the year, often missing out on weekends, holidays and special events with friends and family, because they care for the public along with the men and women they work with.

For these reasons, we thank our telecommunicators during their week and every day of the year!

Lexington:

  • Lexington Police Department: “This week, we recognize the dedicated professionals of our Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center who work tirelessly to ensure our community is served well. Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from the LPD and thank you for all that you do!”

Lynchburg:

  • Lynchburg Fire Department: “This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, and we want to salute all of the hardworking emergency dispatchers who play a vital role in keeping our community safe! They provide a life line to the citizens of Lynchburg and to our first responders. We appreciate everything you do!”
  • Lynchburg Police Department: “This week is National Public Telecommunications Week. Lynchburg City dispatchers are the voice of 911. They are dedicated individuals that answer the call to help citizens when they need it most. This week offers a thank you to them and all the hard work they do to help the Lynchburg Police Department partner and protect our city. Thank you Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services!”
  • Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services:
    • “This week, April 10-16, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!
      What is that? It is a week to recognize the people on the other end of the phone when you dial 911. The week is dedicated to the men and women in all of the emergency call centers who pick up the phone when you need help, especially our amazing folks here in Lynchburg. Without them the police, fire, and EMS personnel would not know where to respond. They are the first line of response in our ability to serve the community. They are often forgotten because they are only heard, never seen. We thank all telecommunicators for their hard work and dedication for answering the calls and providing critical lifesaving instructions prior to EMS/fire/police arrival.
      Please be sure to thank this group of individuals during this important week as they play a vital role in ensuring the safety of the public and public safety providers. And get ready for a lot of posts this week recognizing our fantastic 911 team in Lynchburg!”
    • “It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week! We couldn’t get a picture of everyone on the shift, but we want to kick off the week by recognizing our Daylight Shift team. These guys handle all of the 911 calls, administrative calls, and radio traffic into our center during the majority of business hours, and they do an amazing job of it! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to keep our community safe and help our department succeed! You are truly making a difference every day!”
    • “On this Tuesday of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we want to give a huge shoutout to our Evening Shift employees! Evening Shift typically carries the largest workload of our 3 shifts due to a higher call volume during that time, and these folks do such an amazing job. You guys are so appreciated and a critical part of the public safety effort in Lynchburg! Thank you for answering the call and helping to keep our community safe!”
    • “On this Wednesday of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we want to recognize a fantastic group of employees that stays up to answer the call while the rest of the community is asleep. Thank you Midnight Shift for your commitment and all of the sacrifices you make in your schedules to be there for Lynchburg through the night! You guys do a wonderful job and are so appreciated!”
    • “Today’s National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week post is dedicated to our amazing Assistant Supervisors! In addition to answering 911 and Administrative phone calls, working the various radio channels that we monitor, and assisting with numerous administrative responsibilities, these employees also are tasked with TRAINING new hires once they are assigned to the communications floor.
      Training takes a lot of energy and skill to accomplish, and we are so grateful for all of the effort that these employees put into it! Training is an integral part of our department’s success and ability to provide the quality of service to our community that we want to. These folks do an amazing job!
      Thank you all so much for your great work! You are so appreciated!”
    • “As National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week starts to come to a close, we want to give a shout out to our 3 newest employees/trainees: Shekinah, Jurnee and Nia! We are so glad to have you on board and celebrating #NPSTW with us!”

Montgomery County:

  • Christiansburg Police Department: “It’s #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek, and we’d like to give a huge shout out of appreciation to our dispatchers at NRV 911. Our local communications officers are the first line of contact for our community when they are in need, and we couldn’t serve our residents without them. They truly are our community’s unseen heroes. Thank you all for what you do for the NRV!”
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • NRV 911: “Today starts the week of National Telecommunicator Week 2022. To our Staff we appreciate your loyalty to our profession. You are the voice behind the headset and the true first responder. Thank you for taking care of our responders and the public on a daily basis. This week we celebrate YOU! I am so proud of our Thin Gold Line Family”
  • Virginia Tech Police: “Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 🎉 The entire Virginia Tech Police Department would like to celebrate all of the staff at NRV 911 whose tireless efforts help our community in crisis and in calm. We are very grateful for all of your hard work that keeps us safe and helps us perform our mission. While we honor you this week, we strongly believe you all deserve thanks each and every day! Thanks for watching out for us, 24/7!”
  • Virginia Tech Rescue Squad:

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! This is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunicators all across the nation for for their commitment, service, and sacrifice.

We are very thankful for all of the dispatchers at New River Valley (NRV) Emergency Communications Regional Authority, including two of our own, Matt McLaughlin and Logan Underwood, for their service as telecommunicators and we are grateful for all they do for the community.

Once again, thank you for all that you do!

Nelson County:

  • Nelson County Sheriff’s Office: “Today marks the beginning of National Telecommunicators Week for 2022. We would like to thank ALL Nelson County Emergency Services Communication Operators/Officers/Dispatchers for all that you do. To other dispatchers in other jurisdictions, we THANK YOU as well! Take a moment today and thank a dispatcher!”

Pittsylvania County:

  • Gretna Fire and Rescue: “It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week and we want to say Thank You to all of our Pittsylvania County 911 Dispatchers. We truly appreciate everything you all do! 911 Dispatchers are the often heard but never seen First Responders and we couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Pulaski County:

  • Pulaski County Joint 9-1-1 Communications Center: “Happy Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to all of our wonderful and dedicated staff! From making sure that our Public Safety partners are safe to talking someone through the worst day of their lives, you make a difference. Thank you for all that you do for our Citizens and the ones visiting Pulaski County!”
  • Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office: “This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Sheriff Worrell and all of PCSO would like to give a huge shout out to our dispatchers and thank them for everything they do to help keep all of Pulaski County’s citizens safe. This amazing group of folks have zero clue what awaits them when they answer your call, but they continue to wear the headset and help with whatever issue that you are facing. Pretty special people in my book.”
  • Pulaski Police Department: “Please join us in celebrating NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK to celebrate all of the 911 dispatchers who truly are heroes 💛 We especially would love to give a shout out to OUR dispatch heroes at Pulaski County Joint 9-1-1 Communications Center. Thank you for all you do each and every day for us and for the community!”

Radford:

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16, 2022, the 911 community encourages you to honor the telecommunicators who help our communities every day.

Here’s to the hidden heroes!

It takes a special strength to be the voice of calm when lives are on the line. To take control in an emergency using just a telephone. To get the right kind of help to the right location. To give instructions that make a difference, no matter what the situation. Every minute, every day, 9-1-1 professionals like you promise callers that they’ll stay with them until help arrives. But we say, when you’re on the line, it already has.
-The National Association of State 911 Administrators

Roanoke City:

  • City of Roanoke: “It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and we want to give a shout out to the City of Roanoke E-911 Center staff! Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe 💛
    P.S. They’re having fun celebrating this week with the theme ‘Welcome to Family Game Night!'”
  • City of Roanoke E-911 Center
  • Roanoke Fire-EMS: “Today is the first day of National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week! We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of the dispatchers at the City of Roanoke E-911 Center!
    The E-911 Center handles hundreds of thousands of emergency and non-emergency calls each year, making sure that the city’s first responders are dispatched where they’re needed. They are a critical piece of the work we do every day, and we are so thankful to have them!”
  • Roanoke Police Department: “Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! 💙💛❤️
    Thank you to the City of Roanoke E-911 Center staff for all the work you do to keep our city safe. We greatly appreciate your dedication and hard work, and we couldn’t do this job without you and your support!”

Roanoke County:

  • Roanoke County E9-1-1 Center:
    • So it begins😉 the second full week in April is set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the men and women behind the phones and radios in Public Safety. National Public Safety Telecommunicator week is an opportunity to say thank you to those who dedicate themselves to helping public safety behind the scenes. Whether they are called dispatchers, call takers, telecommunicators, communications officers or PST (public safety telecommunicators); these folks are the lifeline of public safety.”
    • Our Dispatchers do what we do because we care… But that caring comes at a price sometimes as we feel your hurt and your fear… We do our best- but sometimes we need a minute.. THANK YOU to our Secret Angel for recognizing and caring for us as we care for others!”
  • Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department: “We love our telecommunicators and sincerely thank them for all that they do! They really are the first, first responders!”

Rockbridge County:

  • Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office: “On behalf of the men and women of the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to thank and recognize all of our Regional Public Safety Communications Center staff during ‘National Public Safety Telecommunications Week’. Each and every day these employees dedicate selfless commitment to their profession to keep the citizens of Rockbridge, Buena Vista, Lexington, and ALL of our first responders SAFE. We humbly THANK YOU for a job well done!!”
  • Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management: “This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! We are grateful for those in our Dispatch Center who work diligently behind the scenes day and night to serve our community. They truly are the calm in the storm and we’d like to thank them for everything they do.”

Salem:

  • Salem Police Department: “The Salem Police Department would like to personally thank our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication. To the 911 callers, dispatchers are the first voice they hear in a terrifying situation. To the Patrol Officers, dispatchers are the life line in every situation they deal with. We could not do it without you and all the professionalism you show to everyone. Thank you for all that you do!”

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources:

Join us in celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) this week by recognizing the efforts of DWR’s telecommunications personnel. NPSTW, observed every second week in April, has been set aside to recognize, celebrate and honor telecommunications personnel for their commitment, service, and sacrifice. Every day and night, public safety telecommunicators answer emergency and non-emergency calls. They connect callers to emergency care and provide valuable resources to those in need.

Our Communications Center is a valuable and crucial tool within the DWR Law Enforcement Division. This center gives each Conservation Police Officer, Park Ranger and DWR staff member a lifeline to rely upon whenever they should need it. The Communications Officer’s most critical responsibility is the safety of our officers in the field, who are known to work in isolated harsh environments far away from back-up. A member of this communication team is always available to assist, and as a result, this center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with dedicated employees who are ready to answer the phone or radio at a moment’s notice.

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Virginia State Police:

#VSP Recognizes our #HeadsetHeroes during 2022 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

In times of crisis, from natural disasters to unspeakable human loss, to the daily and uncertain dangers of the road, our dispatchers daily demonstrate their professionalism and expertise. This week, VSP takes a moment to extend our sincere appreciation to our dispatchers – our “headset heroes” – for all they do to ensure the safety and welfare of our personnel and the residents of our Commonwealth. #ValorServicePride

Virginia State Police

Wythe County:

  • Wythe County: “Wythe County wants to thank all of those who work in public safety telecommunication! They are the unseen everyday heroes that help make Wythe County great!”
  • Wythe County Sheriff’s Office: “This week we celebrate our Dispatchers. They are always heard, but rarely seen and the calm voice in the dark. It takes a special type of person to do this job and we recognize this, not just this week, but everyday of the year. Thank you to our WCSO Dispatchers as well as our Wythe County Emergency Communications Dispatchers 🖤💛🖤
  • Wytheville Police Department: “National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is to honor the telecommunication personnel dedicating their lives to public safety. The Wytheville Police Department sends a Big thank you to the Wythe County Emergency 911 Communications Center. You are seldom seen, but always heard.”