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This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and the Wisconsin State Patrol is recognizing all the highly-trained professionals who provide life-saving assistance to citizens and emergency responders around-the-clock and throughout the year.

“Our law enforcement and other emergency dispatchers fulfill a vital role in public safety, helping police, firefighters and medical professionals coordinate the proper response to a variety of complex incidents,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Major Timothy Huibregtse. “Working behind the scenes, they use their advanced skills and technologies to help save lives, minimize injuries and property damage.”

The State Patrol has 50 law enforcement dispatchers and supervisory staff located around the state who routinely communicate with federal, state and local police agencies

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