**Reclassification of Oklahoma 911 Dispatchers**

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Oklahoma 911 dispatchers are currently classified as "secretaries". Our hope is to get legislation to pass a bill to reclassify dispatchers in our state as first responders. 911 Dispatchers are the first ones to answer the calls of citizens having emergencies, having a crisis, or are in danger for their life. They are the lifeline of information from the citizen to the police officers and other first responders that are in route to help them. There are many benefits to reclassifying dispatchers, such as: Early retirement, mental health services, increased pay, and mandatory accreditation to include standardized training. Personally, I have been sending countless letters to state representatives and legislators on behalf of my department expressing how important it is for dispatchers in Oklahoma to be reclassified. I am gathering signatures in order to keep those involved in the bill up to date on the progress and support of our endeavor to move forward in the state of Oklahoma and give 911 dispatchers the classification they deserve. Please sign and help support us on our mission!!! Thank you so much!!!

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