‘Invaluable service’ earns recognition for Regional Dispatch Team
Monday morning saw the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office recognize several employees, including a Unit Citation awarded to the Regional Dispatch Team, along with new hires and those receiving promotions.
“Sheriff’s Dispatchers provide a unique service to the community,” the citation reads. “Their job is to listen well, ask the right questions and dispatch the appropriate resources. They also support officer safety in the field by tracking their whereabouts and documenting information on vehicles and subjects they encounter.
“During the month of November 2012, the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center began operation. The Regional Dispatch Center has proven to be an excellent example of redesigning efforts and eliminating redundancies to maximize service to all communities within Nevada County, largely due to the expertise and dedication of our dispatch staff. They have identified and overcome technical and operational hurdles which have resulted in a higher level of service to the agencies and public they serve and at the same time saving tax dollars.
“Due to staffing shortages, each Sheriff’s Dispatcher has been called upon to work above and beyond their scheduled shifts. On average, each individual dispatcher has worked over 700 hours of overtime during 2013; a sacrifice worthy of recognition in itself.
“This unit is to be commended for their hard work and providing an invaluable service to the citizens of Nevada County.”
Awards were presented to Sgt. Mike Walsh, senior dispatchers Tamara Holdcroft and Josephine Hodges, along with dispatchers John Denboske, Caitlin Boxberger, Andrea Hensel, Elizabeth Kendrick, Julia Rankin, Laramie Farley, Carly Piper, Tricia Bush and Andrew Trygg.
In addition, the sheriff’s office also recognized recently promoted employees Capt. Paul Schmidt, Sgt. Robert Bringolf, Deputy Matthew Morgan, senior dispatcher Josephine Hodges, and records supervisor Candy Poulter.
Newly hired employees also recognized were Laramie Farley (dispatcher), Shelli Crowder (correctional officer), Karen Festersen (senior accounting assistant), Hannah Daly (correctional officer), Lawrence Riley (correctional officer), Taylor Eick, (correctional officer) and Deputy Justin Fitzpatrick.
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