Berwyn Police Dispatchers Receive National Award

Recently, the Berwyn Police Department Telecommunications Unit received a national award from the National Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsCenter for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International conference held in Minneapolis, MN. In attendance at the conference to accept the award were, Chief of Police Jim Ritz, Telecommunications Coordinator Jodie Mann, and TCO’s Cindy Hurckes and Lindsey Fellows.

The Berwyn Police Telecommunications Officers completed over ninety (90) hours of enhanced specialized training to earn the certification and 9-1-1 call center partnership with the NCMEC. This extremely valuable program acknowledges the Berwyn Police Departments commitment to making the safety of children a top priority. The Berwyn Telecommunications Unit is the first stand alone dispatch center in the State of Illinois to earn this partnership with the NCMEC.

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