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News Release

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Media Relations

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Celebrates National Dispatcher’s Week 2011

WHAT:
Dispatch Center Open House

WHEN/ WHERE:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Valley Communications Dispatch Center (VCDC)
23001 Roscoe Boulevard
West Hills, California 91304

Friday, April 15, 2011
Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center (MCDC)
100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

WHY:
National Dispatcher’s Week will be observed from April 10, 2011 through April 15, 2011.  The annual event, established in 1992 by President George H. Bush, honors police dispatchers nationwide for providing vital emergency services in their respective communities.  

LAPD dispatchers, known as Police Service Representatives (PSRs), are an integral part of the public safety net in Los Angeles. They fulfill dual roles as police dispatchers and 9-1-1 Operators. In 2010, PSRs provided all dispatching services for LAPD officers and answered 3.9 million calls for police service from the public.

LAPD’s state-of-the-art dispatch center will offer guided open-house tours for officers’, city employees,
members of the media and the general public. The tours will be conducted all-day and well into the evening. Refreshments will be provided.

In addition, the Chief of Police, Charlie Beck, will be present during the 2:00 PM roll call at the VCDC Open House on April 13th and at the MCDC Open House on April 15th to personally honor the PSRs for their hard work and commitment to the safety of our police officers and the residents in the City of Los Angeles.

Tour reservation requests and/or questions may be directed to PSRs Angela Rodriguez or Jenelle Williams in the Community Relations Unit at 213-978-6510 or 213-978-6511.

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