FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
April 9th, 2007
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
CASS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK
April 3, 2007, Harrisonville, MO – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating the second full week
of April (April 8-14) as National Public Safety Telecommunications 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.
The telecommunications professionals at the Sheriff’s Office strive to provide the highest possible
quality of communication services for the agencies serving the citizens of Cass County. Communications
Officers have a variety of duties. Some of the duties range from answering 9-1-1 calls, answering
non-emergency calls, and giving pre-arrival medical instructions while an ambulance is responding,
providing “zero-minute” rescue advice
Public Safety Communications is a team of dedicated individuals, ready to serve the public, 24 hours a
day, every day of the year.
The Communications Unit handles over 70,000 telephone calls yearly. Our goal is to handle each and every
call as rapidly and accurately as possible.
The Cass County Commissioners have recognized National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and honored
the Sheriff’s Office Communications Officers by releasing an official Proclamation.