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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 30, 2018 — During a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, at City Hall, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, congratulates 911 dispatcher Jennifer A. Amendola on her promotion to director of the 911 Communications Center and outgoing Director Abe Colon on his impending retirement.
Amendola, of Derby, has worked as a telecommunicator of West Haven’s Emergency Reporting System for more than 12 years, including the last four as supervisor of the evening shift.
ERS is based in the 911 center at police headquarters, 200 Sawmill Road.
Amendola, whose first day in her new job was Wednesday, Aug. 29, will officially succeed Colon, of Hamden, when he retires from the center Friday, Sept. 21, after a decorated career of eight years.
Until then, they will serve as co-directors while she learns the complex position from Colon, an expert in public safety who is respected by his peers across the state.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)