Apr 11, 2023
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department News
Las Vegas, April 11, 2023 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week with an award ceremony Tuesday, recognizing the invaluable work of 911 Dispatchers. The LVMPD processes over three million calls a year and services all of Las Vegas and unincorporated Clark County. As a result, Police Dispatcher Professionals have a direct impact on the lives and safety of the citizens of Las Vegas and the officers of the LVMPD.
Sheriff Kevin McMahill, who was on hand to present the awards, made it clear how important it is to recognize these incredible individuals. “The mental toughness required to successfully be a part of the LVMPD Communications Bureau cannot be overstated,” said McMahill. “You are the first responders in times of crisis, and you always show bravery in the face of danger. You don’t often get the recognition you deserve, and that’s why we’re here today. On behalf of the entire Department, I thank you for your service.”
Those recognized included: Jennie Workhoven, 911 Professional of the Year; Wendy Alexis, Trainer of the Year; Christa Bibo and Stacia Wise, Dispatchers of the Year; and Shaunteeka Thomas, Supervisor of the Year.
Also present at the Award Ceremony was Las Vegas businessman and loyal supporter of the LVMPD, Antonio Accornero. His restaurant, Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli catered the food for the event as a show of gratitude to the dispatchers. “I would like to say thank you for all that you do, which often goes unnoticed,” said Accornero. “When we civilians call 911, you keep us calm and get us the help we need. I also want to apologize, as part of the community, for all of the butt calls we make!”
For more information about the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department or how to become a Police Dispatcher Professional, visit www.lvmpd.com.