Saturday, May 5, 2012

Show a little respect, it goes a long way.

Extreme Dispatcher according to 

Emergency Dispatcher with remarkable ability to foresee the needs of their field units and provide all angles of support to ensure the safest and most informed outcome to the incident. These Dispatchers absorb stress easily and return with hardcore commitment to getting the job done with the least amount of investigation. Only the most Extreme Dispatchers use every available resource to relieve field units of distraction from the events unfolding before them. Technically savvy and street smart they have insight from hard lessons learned from mistakes in the past They overcome every obstacle placed before them making split decisions on anything from traffic cones to armed disturbances. Perceived by many as civilians, button pushers and clerical workers they type like their hands are on fire , converse calmly, disseminate and take dictation while admist the worst situations. On the job training upholds most of their innate capabilities but the real core of their ability is their ever giving hearts.

With this being defined let me get on my Soap Box for just a few moments. Almost all of the Ladies and Gents in law enforcement that I work with are an amazing crew of people. They understand professional courtesy and take care of us dispatchers like we are part of the family, because like it or not, we are. Your dispatcher is your life line. They control your meal breaks, Late calls and Just how many reports you can write in a day. Insulting, being rude to and discounting your dispatcher are becoming all too common lately. The level of our "above and beyond" for you has the same limits yours has for us. So when you treat us like we are beneath you do not be upset when you are treated the same in return.

Just remember
You may know where you are and what you're doing,
And God may know where you are and what you're doing.
But if your dispatcher doesn't know where you are and what you're doing,
Then I hope you and God are on very good terms.