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10 08, 2013

Communities Across America Celebrate National Night Out

By |August 10th, 2013|Public Education|0 Comments

On August 6th, police agencies across the nation celebrated National Night Out, inviting residents to come out and join them in the fight against crime to keep communities safe. […]

21 07, 2013

George Zimmerman Trial Verdict: A No-Win Situation

By |July 21st, 2013|Opinion, Public Education|0 Comments

In the last month, people across the country have been captured by the trial of George Zimmerman, a resident in Central Florida who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, allegedly in self-defense.  On July 13th, a jury acquitted Zimmerman of all criminal charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter. […]

1 07, 2013

Celebrate the 4th with a BANG but be Careful

By |July 1st, 2013|Public Education|0 Comments

Boom!  Boom!  Fireworks sound off in the skies over Santa Ana, CA, and it is only July 1st.  Fireworks are legal for personal use in Santa Ana, but banned in several other surrounding cities.  With the national holiday quickly approaching, police warn of the dangers of using fireworks in the hopes of preventing accidents and injuries. […]

21 05, 2013

Dispatchers and Children Honored as 9-1-1 Heroes at Celebrity Golf Tournament

By |May 21st, 2013|Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

DANA POINT, CA – Actors and professional athletes gathered together on Monday at the St. Regis Golf Resort for a celebrity golf tournament as a fundraiser for the 9-1-1 For Kids organization.  The organization publicly recognized two local dispatchers and children as 9-1-1 Heroes to kick-off the tournament.  A dispatcher from the Anaheim Police Department (CA) and the California Highway Patrol were honored, along with two children they each received a 9-1-1 call to report an emergency. […]

26 04, 2013

New Dispatchers in Southern California Graduate Dispatch Academy

By |April 26th, 2013|Law Enforcement Training, Public Education|1 Comment

Last week, several newly hired police dispatchers in Southern California graduated from a dispatch academy, a rigorous 3-week training course designed to prepare new dispatchers for the job ahead of them.  The Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center in Huntington Beach, CA, hosted the academy which was taught by several seasoned instructors.  […]

13 04, 2013

April: National 9-1-1 Education Month

By |April 13th, 2013|Law Enforcement Training, Public Education|0 Comments

April is “National 9-1-1 Education Month”.  Police emergency communication centers across the country are working to educate the public about the 9-1-1 Emergency System to help residents and businesses in their jurisdiction with emergency preparedness.  Please join Operation 10-8 all this month as we support dispatchers everywhere with our own 9-1-1 Educational Campaign to assist with emergency preparedness and eliminating false calls. […]

17 02, 2013

The Importance of Doing a Sit-Along with a Dispatcher

By |February 17th, 2013|Public Education|2 Comments

No so long ago, I was eating lunch with my brother at our favorite Mexican food restaurant.  We were in the middle of eating when his cell phone unexpectedly rang.  He pulled it out from his back pocket and answered the incoming call.  I could see his demeanor immediately change as there was suddenly a serious tone in his voice. […]

4 02, 2013

The Importance of Attending a Citizens Academy

By |February 4th, 2013|Law Enforcement Training, Public Education|0 Comments

As a dispatcher, I talk to citizens all day long over the phone when they call to report complaints and request police assistance.  I am often surprised to hear many of their complaints concern matters that are not police related.  I am even more surprised to learn from citizens the misconceptions they have regarding how their local police department should operate to serve them. […]

26 09, 2012

Orange and Anaheim Police Dispatchers Teach Kids About 9-1-1

By |September 26th, 2012|Law Enforcement Training, Public Education|0 Comments

Last May, a classroom at Sycamore Elementary School in Orange, CA, erupted with cheers from 2nd grade students when “McGruff the Crime Dog” made his entrance into the room.  McGruff accompanied dispatchers from the Orange Police Department as they put on an assembly presentation to teach kids about the 9-1-1 Emergency System.  […]