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Citrus Heights police celebrate ‘Dispatcher Week,’ issue award

Dispatcher Cyndi Spadini issued award by Citrus Heights Police Department.
Dispatcher Cyndi Spadini receives an award for service from CHPD Support Services Manager Sandy Maraviov, left, and Police Chief Christopher Boyd, right.

As part of a week-long national effort to recognize the role of public safety dispatchers in April, the Citrus Heights Police Department announced an award this week to 911 Dispatcher Cyndi Spadini for a year of “admirable” and “outstanding service.”

“Every day, across the nation, 911 operators field phone calls and quickly connect emergency services to people in dire need,” the department said in a news release Tuesday. “This week we honor our 911 operators and thank them for their dedication to duty.”

The annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is celebrated this year from April 10 through 16, with CHPD taking the opportunity to highlight the 24-hour-a-day work of dispatchers in “solving problems, saving lives, assisting the public” and serving as a critical connection to law enforcement and fire personnel.

In giving the award to Spadini, the department said she demonstrated professionalism and an admirable work ethic, since joining the department in 2008.

“Cyndi is a great dispatch partner,” Lt. Jason Russo said in Tuesday’s news release. “She can be counted on to help out her partners without being prompted, and her multi-tasking is of great help.”

The department also credited Spadini’s radio dispatching as being “officer-safety conscious,” and recognized her for hard work and humble demeanor.

“She will be the first to tell you that she does not believe she deserves such accolades or recognition, but there are many who feel she does.”

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