Maui Dispatchers Recognized During National Telecommunicators Week

April 16, 2015, 1:18 PM HST · Updated April 16, 1:20 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

The week of April 13 though 18, 2015 is National Telecommunicators Week, and Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Maui County.  This week is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators, including those who staff the dispatch department for the Maui Police Department.

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    The Maui Police Department thanked the men and women across the nation, state, and the County of Maui for their dedication, professionalism, and service.

    In a proclamation signed by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, public safety telecommunicators are credited with providing a “vital link” for law enforcement officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio and ensuring their safety by transmitting accurate communications.

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    “Public safety telecommunicators have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and rapid response to individuals needing emergency assistance,” the proclamation stated.

    The proclamation further recognizes dispatchers for their “compassion, understanding and professionalism,” and also for their, “diligence, resourcefulness and quick thinking help to keep our county safe.”

    The County proclamation was signed on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa.

    Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department, April 2015.

    Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department, April 2015.

    Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa at the Maui Police 'Station. Photo courtesy MPD.

    Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa at the Maui Police ‘Station. Photo courtesy MPD.

    Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department.

    Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department.

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