Duty Officer Pilar Burrows represents FHP's
Lake Worth Regional Communications Center for
receipt of a proclamation at a recent meeting of the
Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners.
It's time once again to celebrate National Telecommunications Week, observed this year April 10th-16th. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and commend our hard working duty officers and supervisors serving in our agency's seven regional communications centers for the excellent job they do each day!
Our duty officers and duty officer supervisors all across the state have a tough job. On a daily basis, they must deal with rapid emergency response, provide information, assistance, and aid in times of distress, and make critical decisions within seconds while maintaining poise, calm, and compassion under enormous pressure. Many of us do not stop to think about our duty officers who constantly answer the calls for service that come into our communications centers. During this past year, when Florida was hit hard by four hurricanes, our duty officers performed exceptionally, some putting their own personal needs aside in order to assist our troopers, citizens and visitors during those stressful times.
This week let's make a special effort to recognize and show appreciation for our duty officers and duty officer supervisors. We encourage you to remember the commitment and devotion these men and women provide to ensure the safety and security for all of us. They deserve our thanks, not only during National Telecommunications Week, but each and every day!
Take a look at what some duty officers have done over the past year all across the state: