2016 LAWPOA mistress of ceremonies
Annemarie “Annie” Teall has been an emergency dispatcher for over 25 years. She began her law enforcement career with the City of Escondido in 1987. Hired by the City of San Bernardino in 1994 and has been a police dispatch supervisor there since 2004. On December 2, 2015, she was working San Bernardino’s primary radio and supervising a skeleton crew of dispatchers when the center started receiving phone calls about a possible active shooter situation at the Inland Regional Center in the south end of San Bernardino city. As the incident unfolded, Annie continued working the radio while helping her dispatchers manage the complexities of a very stressful incident – an incident that resulted in 14 civilian deaths, 22 injured citizens, some with extremely serious injuries, and ultimately the capture of both involved suspects. Much was learned from this incident; Annie would be the first to point out that the work done by the members of the San Bernardino Police Department and the allied agencies who responded seemingly out of nowhere was nothing short of miraculous and only strengthened her belief that the work of a cohesive team of individuals is stronger than any threat that might confront them.