New Iberia, LA – New Iberia Police Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 11-17) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.
Recent events have highlighted the work of telecommunications professionals at the New Iberia Police Department. Our Communications Center moved from the 911 Center and into the New Iberia Police Department on August 6th, 2020. This united all uniform services under one roof and allowed all members of the department and citizens of the City of New Iberia immediate access to uniform services at one centralized location.
Mayor Freddie DeCourt has recognized National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and honored the New Iberia Police Department’s staff by releasing an official proclamation.
“Everything great begins with excellent communication. The New Iberia Police Department has a select group of talented Communications Officers who manage answering emergency phone calls ranging from noise complaints to serious crime reports. Our Communications Officers are the lifeline of our department, "Chief Todd D’Albor.