The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which runs April 12th – 20th, 2020.
At this time, we would like to introduce our 2020 Dispatcher of the Year award recipient, Bre Campbell.
Bre began her career with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in December 2014. Since then, she’s established herself as a valuable employee and asset to our department. Bre currently holds the rank of a Communications Dispatcher III. Her peers and supervisors say she is a positive and pleasant presence in the Communications Center.
Bre is a dedicated employee. She is one of the dispatchers with the least amount of sick time usage and always arrives early, prepared for her shift. Bre is a team player. She welcomes in people interested in becoming a dispatcher and has them sit-along to observe during her shift. She also helps out full-time with our training program.
During critical incidents in the Communications Center, Bre is one of the first ones to back up her peers. On July 2, 2019, one of our deputies, John Erickson, was involved in a deputy involved shooting in Tollhouse. Bre was the first dispatcher to call in and ask if we needed additional personnel. She was on her day off and prepared to go on an outing with her family. Instead, she had her family drop her off at headquarters and was the first relief dispatcher to arrive.
On November 30, 2019, one of our local judges was skiing at China Peak when he fell and lost a ski on an isolated run. He became stuck in the snow, alone in 20° weather. He was able to call his wife, who then called our dispatch center for assistance. Bre was the call-taker for this incident. Deputies responded and safely rescued the judge. Bre kept in constant contact with his wife, updating her on the search and ultimately of the fact he was found safe and unharmed.
After the incident, the judge’s wife contacted Assistant Sheriff Gattie to thank Bre for her professionalism and for going above and beyond.
Bre’s father, Brent Foster is a retired FSO Sergeant. He served for a total of 25 years. Bre is married to her husband Chris Campbell of 12 years. They have two children, 11 year old Lela and nine year old Riley. Outside of work, Bre enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and camping. Bre enjoys her job as a Communications Dispatcher because she believes she’s able to make a difference.