So the Sheriff Hired a Dispatcher…
And on that first day the Sheriff looked down on his plan for the Sheriff’s office and said “I need someone to watch over these deputies." So the Sheriff hired a dispatcher.
Sheriff said “I need someone that will get up before dawn, be away from home for half the day, miss out on family life, work a 40 hour week in 3 days." So the Sheriff hired a dispatcher.
The Sheriff said “I need someone who will answer 911 lines, give pre-arrival instructions, deal with rude people, ask all the right questions, call all the right people, document it all at 100 words per minute." So the Sheriff hired a Dispatcher.
The Sheriff said "I need someone that is willing to sit at a computer all day, call out a wrecker, cancel that wrecker, give directions, listen to their problems, give the same directions again, answer their supervisors questions, put callers on hold, run a registration, run a driver’s license, run a criminal history, give a case number, squeeze in a bathroom break, find that information, add that information into the call, find a translator, talk to the media, calm the crying parents on the phone, deal with irate parents, give CPR instructions, stay on the phone and listen to the gut wrenching screams, and then calmly answer the phone and help the next caller." So the Sheriff hired a dispatcher.
The Sheriff said “I need someone to watch over 100 deputies on the radio, check on the unit, repeat everything they say, type everything they say, run all those drivers licenses, run their registrations, check on that stolen car, run 4 criminal histories, check on that wanted man, check on that unit again, print everything, call the district attorney, call the judge, call the body car, call the other agencies, check on that unit, dispatch the call holding, inform the Sargent, call the Battalion, eat a cold dinner, call for mutual aid, call for Life Flight, Get more back up, check on that pursuit, work that shooting, stay calm and cool as steel when you hear your deputy call for help….. and they need to send them all home.. safely, at the end of the night." So the Sheriff hired a Dispatcher.
The Sheriff said “I need someone who will do all of that for an entire shift, with a smile, no complaints, and then do it all again tomorrow. So the Sheriff hired a Dispatcher
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Published on May 10, 2013 by cgnorvell