They are the first to respond to almost any emergency, but you wouldn't even know them on the street.
That's why the Lubbock Police Department is recognizing their 9-1-1 operators during this National Telecommunications Week. On Wednesday the LPD opened it's doors for a tour of their facility, City employees and members of the media were able to look through the emergency operations center or EOC, and the 9-1-1 dispatch center.
9-1-1 Operators respond to a call every 8 seconds. On average they take 300,000 calls a year.
Wednesday's gathering was in an effort to recognize the folks that work tirelessly behind the scenes and do a tremendous job.
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