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Phoenix 911 dispatchers to get new 'quiet room'

Posted at 4:48 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 10:05:16-04

PHOENIX — Emergency dispatchers in Phoenix who handle 911 calls will have a place to decompress.

The Phoenix Police Department on Tuesday will dedicate a new "quiet room" for 911 operators.

Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will be on hand for the ceremony.

A local Rotary Club came up with the idea as a way to show appreciation to police communications operators.

Officials say the job of emergency dispatcher can sometimes take an emotional toll. The quiet room will allow them a place to rest or take a few moments for themselves.