SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council proclaimed the week of April 9 to 15 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and April  9-1-1 Education Month.  Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation that was accepted by Acting Chief Neil Spidaletto. 

Spidaletto explained the police department sends dispatchers to school to talk with the first and second grade students and other organizations about using 9-1-1 properly. 

The proclamation confirmed people of all ages, including young children, dial 9-1-1 effectively.

“9-1-1 certainly saves lives,” Spidaletto said.