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WPS wins PSAP Award

August 23, 2016  By Tom Rataj

138 words – MR

Winnipeg named top police communicators

The Winnipeg Police Service Communications Division took Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) of the year honours at the 82nd Annual APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) international conference.

The PSAP Finest Awards are an annual global recognition program for emergency communications professionals.


Winnipeg was selected by an independent judging panel of public safety peers who evaluated each service based on exemplary achievements, knowledge, and years of commitment to public safety. This year’s judging panel included representatives from a cross-section of the industry.

WPS will receive a personalized PSAPs’ Finest plaque from the award sponsor, NICE Systems.

The Winnipeg Police Service PSAP has 92 front line employees 10 administrative staff and covers a population of 700,000 + citizens. It handled 255,139 911 calls and 188,889 non-emergency calls in 2015.

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