National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is recognized each year during the second week of April and serves as a reminder to communities to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication dispatchers put forth each day. Seabrook Police Department’s telecommunications team serves the city of Seabrook 24-hours a day, seven days a week. When a dispatcher answers the call for help, they route information to police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians to respond and assist.
Seabrook’s telecommunications team consists of seven members; Michael Miner, Elizabeth Rushing, Hailey Hayes, Christopher Hebert, Marcus McCarroll, Nadine Khan and William Walker. They range in experience from a few months to over seven years of service with the Seabrook Police Department and each one of the team members practices a “service above self” dedication to his or her career.
When asked about his favorite part of the job, Michael Miner stated, "I enjoy serving the public, but also the camaraderie that develops when working with others in an emergency capacity." Miner has been with the Seabrook Police Department since 2012. Elizabeth Rushing, another seven-year veteran of the Seabrook Police Department, said “I could list so many things that I love about dispatching, but my favorite part is the feeling of accomplishment.”
Seabrook’s telecommunications team does not take their responsibilities lightly, they do it because their hearts have lead them to serve their community and provide a calm voice in someone else’s storm. National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 14-20, 2019 and the Seabrook Police Department will be showing their support for the dispatchers on social media throughout the week.