It’s baby season for La Habra’s dispatch team


About 9 months ago, Letictia Elder Support Services Manager for La Habra Police Department received the happy news that someone from dispatch was having a baby. She noted it on the work calendar and assumed there would be time to work on a maternity leave schedule. But that was before the others – three others to be exact. Suddenly, one pregnancy announcement turned into four and Elder didn’t know how she was going to handle staffing. “We have nine dispatchers and now nearly half of them are about to go out on maternity leave,” she said with a laugh. “They…

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