Volume 3, Number 8 |August 2020
34th Basic Dispatch Academy graduates on July 31
In a first for DEC, the graduation for the three graduates of the 34th BDA was held in the DEC conference room, rather than the Police Academy. Mayor Stoney and CAO Reid spoke to the graduates and others attended via teleconferencing.

DEC employee nominated for heroism award
When Emergency Communications Officer Tasharnda Gainey came up an accident on July 24 on Jefferson
Davis Highway, she stopped and attempted to save the life of a pedestrian struck by a car. Because of her actions, her platoon has nominated her for a heroism award.

August 50/50 Raffle
To raise funds for future National Telecommunicator Week celebrations, the Pride Committee will be selling 50/50 Raffle tickets, Aug. 1-31. The Raffles will be planned quarterly.

Two new Technology Division employees
 DEC's Technology Division welcomed two new employees in July: Roman Gibbons and Patrick Trimble.

July in review
July #IamRichmond911 staff

Each week, DEC employees are recognized as #IamRichmond911 honorees and ask 911 questions of the public for a prize contest. Stay
up-to-date and help us continue to grow our DEC following on social media by liking and sharing our pages and posts!

Do you have a great question for the public or want to record a video? Let Karen know!

One COVID-19 case at DEC

With one employee who tested positive for COVID-19, minimum staffing levels were adjusted in July. Make sure that you are following the latest guidance to stay safe:

City of Richmond (for the public)
Deadline to email your answer for the prize drawing is August 17. Send now!
Last month's winners
Everyone who correctly answered "I know my July Coworker" was entered into the random drawing for a prize. Congratulations to Rounchey Edmundson , who knew that Deborah Jackson was the July coworker. Both chose from a 128 MB USB drive, a wireless charging pad or various other prizes.
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