At the April 9 City Council meeting, Mayor Pat Hallisey declared April 14-20 as Public Safety Telecommunications Week in League City. In addition to the declaration, two League City Police Department’s dispatchers were recognized for their efforts and for honors that were recently bestowed upon them at the Joint Public Safety Conference awards ceremony on April 3 in Galveston. LCPD Telecommunicator Meagan Votaw was named the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Silent Hero. This annual award is presented to an individual telecommunicator in recognition of his/her exceptional professionalism in the field of public safety. It also acknowledges the special contributions of telecommunicators whose daily performance is an inspiration and example to others.
League City Telecommunicator Jeremy Hoarau was named the Texas APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications) Supervisor of the Year. The award acknowledges the recipient as an exceptional supervisor who is able to supervise personnel and quickly make appropriate operational decisions in stressful situations. They must display the ability to solve complex problems and demonstrate exceptional job knowledge. Congratulations to both and thanks to all the telecommunicators at League City who work to keep our residents safe and calm during emergencies and difficult situations until help can arrive.