LaVergne, Smyrna and Murfreesboro Honor Dispatchers During National Telecommunicators Week

Apr 10, 2023 at 06:18 pm by WGNS News

La Vergne, TN - National Telecommunicators Week is from April 9 to 15 this year and recognizes the dispatchers who dutifully answer 911 calls and calls for service.


The La Vergne Police Department currently has nine dispatchers and three other officers and support staff that fill in as needed. These men and women are the first to answer the phone when you dial 911 and are vital to police and fire communications. The La Vergne communications center is staffed 24/7, often working long hours, missing holidays, and family events.

"We are truly honored to work with these first responders and to have the support of their families," says Interim Police Chief Brent Hatcher. "We have a strong team of dispatchers who always strive to be at their best to serve this city and its residents."

On Monday, April 10 Nicole Farmer (photo included above) was named the 2023 Dispatcher of the Year, voted by the men and women who serve in the La Vergne police and fire department.

The La Vergne Police Department would also like to take a moment to thank all of the organizations who have donated including, Accents of Love, Ajax Turner, Amazon, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Breaking Bread, Brentwood Police Department, Chon Ton Thai Café, CMS Uniforms & Equipment, Donut Time (Antioch), Dunkin' (La Vergne), Fraternal Order of Police, Grace Community Church, Hickory Falls Restaurant (Smyrna), HomeStyle Bakery, IAFF, Karin's Kustard & Hamburgers, La Vergne Fir Association, Marco's Pizza (La Vergne), Margarita House (La Vergne), Motorola Solutions, Nashville Communications, Nothing Bundt Cakes (Murfreesboro), Olive Garden (Antioch), and Rutherford Pointe Townhomes.

Smyrna, TN – Smyrna officials are celebrating Dispatch Week with a daily theme! Sunday's theme was to dress for how old you feel. Monday's theme was blue and gold. Pictured above are Dispatcher CTO Bryan Arnott & Dispatch Manager Jamie Geiselman.

Murfreesboro, TN - The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center laid out the red carpet for dispatchers, call takers and communication specialists. On April 10, 2023, Murfreesboro thanked the critical hub of public safety who are truly the first-first responders... our local dispatchers.


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