A big "Thank You" this week to IUPD's dispatchers as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Our dispatchers work every day, 24/7, so we're grateful for their work all year!
Dispatchers want you to call when you need help -- but remember to listen and let them ask
"The quicker we can do that, the quicker we can get help to where it's needed," said Tricia Edwards, university police dispatch manager.
IUPD has two dispatch centers. The center at IUPD-IUPUI employs seven full-time dispatchers and assists police and callers for that campus. The center at IUPD-Bloomington employs 12 full-time dispatchers who help police and callers for IU Bloomington and the regional campuses.
Dispatchers are sometimes referred to as the forgotten heroes of public safety.
IU Public Safety is part of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, which falls under the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs.