Awards & Eligibility Information
Each year, the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference along with the Missouri 9-1-1 Director’s Association and Missouri Chapters of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) see nominations for and bestow the following awards to deserving members of Missouri’s emergency communications profession!
Director, Assistant Director, Executive Director, Deputy Director, PSAP Manager, Communication Center Director, Communications Director/Manager, Communications Administrator, Center Manager, Communications Chief, Public Safety Manager
Dispatch Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Supervising Dispatcher, Supervisor, Shift Manager/Supervisor, Communications Supervisor, Communications Shift Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, Emergency Resource Supervisor, Telecommunications Supervisor, Senior Fire Communications Supervisor
Plans, develops, schedules and conducts on the job and/or classroom training for 911 and public safety communications call takers, dispatchers and supervisors; evaluates trainees’ skills and job performance; plans and/or develops advanced training for 911 public safety communications call takers, dispatchers and supervisors; assists with developing and enhancing trainees’ professional knowledge, skill, and ability through in-service training or career development training.
This award is designed to honor two or more individuals from the same emergency communications agency that worked on the same incident or event. Eligible candidates must have worked on the incident, project or event as a team and must all be employed by the same emergency communications agency.
Functions as a front line dispatcher or call taker for police, fire, and/or EMS agencies. Operates telecommunications equipment to receive emergency and non-emergency phone calls. Determines situations from callers and ascertains all required information for dispatch of a call. Relays information to a dispatcher (if a separate position) via CAD or manual dispatch cards. Operates radio equipment to dispatch first responder units to request emergency services; receives radio traffic from first responders; monitors emergency and support radio frequencies.
This award is designed to honor a youth whose courage and determination to obtain assistance for another person during a critical event went above and beyond all expectations. The award winner will have shown exceptional calm while providing essential information for call takers and responders. Must have initiated or been the primary contact with a Missouri communications center during the incident.
Systems Administrator, Information Technologist Specialist, Information Technologist, Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Senior Computer Analyst, CAD/GIS Administrator, Network Services Supervisor, NCIC/CAD System Manager, Technician, 9-1-1 Systems, Information Technology Coordinator, Senior Project Manager, Records Technician (Master Addressing Guide – MSAG Coordinator), Mobile/CAD System Administrator, Information Technology Specialist 4, IT Tech and Address/Mapping Coordinator, Operations Support Technician, GIS Analyst, Radio Technologist.
Radio Frequency Director , Electronics Communications Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Communications Technician Supervisor, Senior Communications Technician, Radio Lead Technician, Radio Technician, Technical Systems Administrator, Radio Frequency Engineer, Communications Technician, 9-1-1 Systems Technician, Telecommunication Services Engineer, Radio Network Engineer, Radio Frequency Systems Engineer Manager
2021 AWARD WINNERS
2020 AWARD WINNERS
Past Missouri Public Safety Communications Recipients
2020 Award Recipients
- Telecommunicator – Hannah Ruskey, Grandview Police Department
- Trainer – Tabith Stanley, Rolla Central Communications
- Team – Lexi Friedli and Tabitha Beede, Audrain County 9-1-1
- Supervisor – Samantha Houttuin, Franklin County Communications
- Information Tech – Maria Walser, Mid-America Regional Council
- Director – April Ford, Jasper County Emergency Services
- Hero – Hannah Batson, Jasper County, Missouri