Dispatchers are behind the scenes 'first responders'

Dispatcher Stephanie Streeter, left, shows Breanna Williams what information to look for, and in what priority, while assessing a call coming into the Show Low Police Department Communications Center.

Are you interested in learning how 911 works, or interested in meeting the 911 dispatchers who answer your local emergencies? Interested in a career as a 911 dispatcher? Join them for cookies with communications from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Darrin Reed Room at the Public Safety Headquarters, 411 E. Deuce of Clubs in Show Low. They are hiring. To become a dispatcher you must be 18 years of age or older to attend, mature and confidential material in dispatch presentation.

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