Sven Miller, CommanderOffice of Community Outreach & Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran CladerDirector of Communications(916) 843-3310
Calif. – During statewide, national, or even global
incidents, public safety dispatchers provide a calm, professional voice and an
essential link for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the public. To highlight their service, the CHP joins
other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety
Telecommunicators Week, April 12-18, 2020.
professionals continue to provide an indispensable service for public safety,”
CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “With
recent events, now more than ever, our telecommunications personnel are the
first point of contact to those in need or peril.”
CHP employs more than 700 public safety dispatchers in its 24 Communications Centers
throughout the state; they handled more than five million calls in 2019. In times of crisis, a dispatcher must
instantly determine the correct response to ensure the safety of all parties
involved. They are also in constant
communication with patrol officers, looking up license plates, driver license
numbers, and running criminal record checks on wanted subjects.
9-1-1 can be stressful. The following
tips will help callers during an emergency:
The CHP is looking
to hire qualified people to fill dispatch vacancies. We currently have more than 150 approved
vacancies statewide for the position of public safety dispatcher.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and
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