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Communications

 Communications

 LLeanza

 LGarner

JAcklin

 AMelomed

 SNewpher

HOtto 


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Linda Leanza
Serving Since 1992

Linda Garner
Serving Since 2004

Josee Acklin
Serving Since 2007

Alex Melomed
Serving Since 2008

Sara Newpher
Serving Since 2011

Haley Otto
Serving Since 2014 

Melissa Falzini
Serving Since 2015

The Streetsboro Police Department's Communications staff is a critical component of our mission and service to our community.  Staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, our highly trained Communications staff handled over 26,000 total calls for service (public as well as officer initiated) in 2011 for the Streetsboro Police Department and Streetsboro Fire Department. 

In any given day our Dispatch center receives a variety of calls from simple public service requests, to violent crimes, to fires, to medical emergencies. Our Communications Dispatchers, through advanced training and experience, are ready to handle any type of call.  Our Dispatchers are trained in emergency medical dispatch, and often provide life-saving pre-arrival instructions to those in need.  They also receive training in police and fire dispatch techniques .   Unfortunately, many times the role of the Communications Dispatcher is not fully recognized, but they are the lifelines, and in many cases can make all the difference in the world in life and death situations.  They also can "make or break" a criminal case in that they are the first officials to be notified, and their information gathering abilities can be paramount. These individuals are truly the "lifelines", not only for emergency personnel in the field, but also for the public.
 

The career of Communications Officer is one of the most stressful jobs out there, but at the same time it is one of the most rewarding.  These individuals really do make a difference, every day.  The public can be assured that help is only a phone call away.