SPEARFISH, SD – Mayor Dana Boke proclaimed April 11-17, 2021, as Public Safety Telecommunicator Week in Spearfish.
The proclamation highlights that the health and safety of all citizens in Spearfish and its surrounding areas are important and the availability of 9-1-1 assistance is integral to the peace of mind and security of each individual.
“The dedicated telecommunicators of the Spearfish Communications Center daily serve the citizens of Spearfish by answering their requests for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services by dispatching the appropriate assistance as quickly as possible,” Mayor Boke said Monday during the reading of proclamation at the Spearfish City Council meeting.
Public safety telecommunicators handle all calls to 9-1-1 each year and serve as the link between the citizen and the public safety provider, the proclamation describes.
“We want to thank you for what you do,” Mayor Boke said, presenting the proclamation to Jude Warner, public safety dispatch supervisor.
“We work for a great community, and we’re honored to be able to serve that community,” Warner said.
Photo caption: Spearfish Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor Jude Warner, left, accepts the Public Safety Telecommunicator Week proclamation from Mayor Dana Boke during the City Council meeting Monday. Photo courtesy City of Spearfish