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Maui Police Celebrate Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 13, 2012, 6:10 AM HST
* Updated April 13, 4:45 PM
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Maui Police Department's Emergency Operations Dispatchers. Mayor Alan Arakawa issued a proclamation stating that all men and women who serve as public safety communicators are vital to the safety of our community and police force. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui Police Department wraps up its observance today of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

The observance is a tribute to Emergency Service Dispatchers on the islands of Maui and Moloka’i who back up the island’s officers, firefighters, and paramedics each day.

An administrative order issued by Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta acknowledges the island dispatchers for their efforts in bridging the gap between sanity and safety.

Their satisfaction, he said, “is that every officer, firefighter, and paramedic goes home safely at the end of their shift, and that they provided these first responders with the best lifeline service possible.”


A special presentation is planned from 11 a.m. today to recognize employees of the Maui Police Department’s Communications division.

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