April 12-18, 2015 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety communications operators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it as a nationally recognized week of recognition. Public Safety Agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by communications operators to provide support to Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services. During this week we recognize and thank the men and women who serve in this great profession. Thank you to the Red River
On April 6, 2015, Amanda Glasoe was promoted to Assistant Director at RRRDC. Amanda started her dispatching career at RRRDC in 2004 and was promoted to shift supervisor in 2011. She attended North Dakota State University, where she majored in English. Amanda has served as an instructor for RRRDC's 911 education program for elementary students. She also played a critical role in the migration to the New World Systems software as part of the build team for Computer Aided Dispatch.
On March 2 and 3, the Board of Authority for the Red River Regional Dispatch Center conducted interviews to fill the Director position that is being vacated due to the retirement of Byron Sieber. Director Sieber announced in November that he would be retiring on April 3, 2015. Sieber has served as the Director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center for 6 years and 3 months. The Board of Authority met Tuesday March 3, 2015 and is happy to announce that they have selected Mary Phillippi to serve as the next Director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center. Ms. Phillippi currently holds