NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that it has opened nominations for the 2020 PSAPs’ Finest Awards, an annual recognition program for emergency communications professionals now in its fifteenth year. Awards are presented each year in the following seven categories: Communications Center Director, Line Supervisor, Technician, Trainer, Telecommunicator, Innovator, and PSAP of the Year. Expanding on its growing popularity and the record number of nominations received in 2019, the program will add a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020 designed to spotlight exceptional performance and contributions to the profession.
Since its inception in 2006, the PSAPs’ Finest Awards program has recognized many outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving others through public safety communications. Each year, winners are selected from a large pool of nominees for their professionalism, achievements, and for going above-and-beyond.
“Each year we are continuously impressed by the volume of quality submissions that represent important commitments to the profession. It has been tremendously gratifying to be able to sponsor the PSAP awards program for the public safety community and to honor individuals who contribute so much to emergency communications,” said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE. “We are especially excited this year to be adding a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to advancing the mission of emergency communications, whether on the front line as a telecommunicator, in the back office as a technician, or in any vital role that contributes to the advancement of public safety.”
The PSAPs’ Finest Awards program is successful in large part due to its experienced judging panel, which draws upon the 9-1-1 community. This year’s panel of prestigious judges includes: Allyson Burrell, ENP, RPL, Deputy Director, Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center (North Charleston, SC); Megan Witherspoon, M.A., ENP, Director of Communications & Support, University of Nebraska Police Department (Lincoln, NE); Rod Coleman, Director, Tuscaloosa County 9-1-1 (Northport, AL); Delores Temes, Director, Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center (Addison, IL); Daryl P. Ostendorf, ENP, Support Services Supervisor, MECOMM / O’Fallon Police Department (O’Fallon, IL); and Lori K. Enderle, Operations and Training Section Chief, Missouri State Highway Patrol (Jefferson City, MO).
The PSAPs’ Finest Awards Program is open to all PSAPs, whether or not they are customers of NICE. To submit a nomination for the PSAPs’ Finest Awards or to read about previous winners, please visit the PSAPs’ Finest website. Nominations can be submitted on-line through June 1, 2020. NICE will recognize this year’s award recipients in a special ceremony at the APCO Conference in Orlando, Florida in August.
Questions regarding the 2020 PSAPs’ Finest Awards can be directed to PSInfo@NICE.com.
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