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South Dakota 911 coordinator receives national award

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota's 911 coordinator is being honored for her efforts to help establish a new statewide emergency communications network. Shawnie Rechtenbaugh of Pierre will receive the Government Leader Award Tuesday night in Washington, D.

PIERRE (AP) - South Dakota's 911 coordinator is being honored for her efforts to help establish a new statewide emergency communications network.

Shawnie Rechtenbaugh of Pierre will receive the Government Leader Award Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. The award is being presented at the 13th annual NG9-1-1 Honors Awards Reception.

It's sponsored by the NG91-1-1 Institute, the 911 Education Foundation and the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies.

Rechtenbaugh is coordinating the state's efforts to implement a Next Generation 911 system. The network would provide an advanced technological communications link to various emergency communication sites located statewide.

She's an employee of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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Department of Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says Rechtenbaugh has been working with 28 different emergency call centers statewide on the project.

 

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