Meet WFPD Dispatcher Lindsay Kaer

2022 National Telecommunicator Week – The Unseen Heroes

Today’s unseen hero is WFPD Dispatcher and last year’s Telecommunicator of the Year Lindsay Kaer.

Lindsay, thank you for everything that you do! We appreciate you!!!

Who will be this year’s Telecommunicator of the Year? Keep checking our social media to find out. The announcement is coming soon.

Thank a Dispatcher Week!

WFPD Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication to our community. We appreciate you more than you know and your service does not go unrecognized.

Thank you for being our lifeline and always providing an attentive ear and a caring heart to our citizens. We are grateful for the work that you do everyday!

We will be honoring our dispatchers all week!

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National Telecommunicators Week 2021

WFPD Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication to our community.

We appreciate you more than you know and your service does not go unrecognized.

Thank you for being our lifeline and always providing an attentive ear and a caring heart to our citizens.

We are grateful for the work that you do everyday!

Join us in honoring our heroes!

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Dispatch Week – Day 5

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It’s National Telecommunicators Week! Here is your Dispatch Fact for April 17:

Dispatchers of the Wichita Falls Police Department are all licensed through TCOLE (Texas Commission On Law Enforcement).

Thanks to House Bill 1090, passed in 2019, all Texas dispatchers are now considered 1st Responders along with Police Officers, Fire-Fighters, and Paramedics.

The Dispatchers of the Wichita Falls Police Department are very proud to wear the title and they do not take it likely when it comes to serving the citizens of Wichita Falls and Wichita County.

Dispatch Week – Day 4

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It’s National Telecommunicators Week – Here is your dispatch fact for Thursday, April 16:

The Dispatchers at the Wichita Falls Police Department handle numerous calls on a daily basis including: 911 emergency calls, non-emergency calls, and administrative calls.

The Public Safety Training Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the city of Wichita Falls and Wichita County.

All 9-1-1 wireless calls also come into the center at the Public Safety Training Center. When 9-1-1 wireless calls are received for other agencies in Wichita County such as Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Electra, MSU and SAFB, the calls are transferred by the dispatcher to the responding agency for assistance.

In 2019, our dispatchers received a total of 277,414 phone calls into the PSAP. Of those, 148,031 resulted in the following calls for service:

Police (WFPD) – 108,919
Fire (WFFD) – 12,993
Sheriff (WCSO) – 26,119

We are so proud of our dispatchers and appreciate them more than they will ever know. Thank you for a job well done!