January 18, 2011 > 2010 Dispatcher of the Year, Daniel Palmer
2010 Dispatcher of the Year, Daniel Palmer
Submitted by Sgt. Daryl Sequeira, Milpitas PD
Photo Courtesy of Milpitas PD
The Milpitas Police Department has honored Daniel Palmer as the department's 2010 Dispatcher of the Year.
Palmer began his career as a Dispatcher with the Milpitas Police Department in December, 2001 and also serves as a Reserve Police Officer, Communications Training Dispatcher, Tactical Dispatcher and member of the newly created Peer Support Team. He has been involved continuously in training new dispatchers and provides valuable input on the creation of evaluation standards. A thoughtful co-worker with a positive attitude, Palmer has focused on providing superb police services and is a role model for others.
Competence and attention to detail has been Palmer's hallmark, handling large scale incidents with ease. He often receives compliments from associates for performance and professionalism. "Dan demonstrates the value of local dispatchers, who really know our community. He is from the area, and as a longtime dispatcher and experienced reserve, he knows the city's geography and is familiar with our residents, so he is able to quickly prioritize calls and efficiently send police and fire to emergency events, when the speed of our response can literally mean the difference between life and death," said Chief of Police Dennis Graham. "We congratulate Daniel Palmer on an exceptional year."