NICE Systems has opened nominations for the 2016 PSAPs’ Finest Awards, an annual global recognition program for emergency communications professionals now in its eleventh year. Awards are presented annually to individuals chosen as the Director, Line Supervisor, Technician, and Telecommunicator of the Year.
This year, I’m especially excited to announce the addition of a new award category – PSAP of the Year!
I’m also excited to announce our impressive line-up of judges for 2016, who’ve graciously volunteered their time to review each and every candidate nomination. Participating in the judging panel this year are: Keith Godwin, E911/Communications Section Chief, Alachua County (FL); Major Ronald D. Hoefeld, Jr., Communications Commander, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (LA); Randy Beeman, Emergency Services Director/Fire Marshall, Cumberland County Emergency Services (NC); Chris Kearns, M.Sc., Manager, Public Safety Communications Center, City of Lethbridge (Canada); Maria Jameson-Owens, Deputy Director, Kitsap 911 (CENCOM) (WA); and Hattie Schweitzer, Dispatch Supervisor, SNOPAC 911 (WA).
So, if there’s someone in your PSAP who goes the extra mile, take a minute and go the distance for them. Fill out a PSAPs’ Finest nomination and get them the recognition they deserve. You can submitted your nomination online on the PSAPs’ Finest website through June 1, 2016.