Five weeks of training
RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) — Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 110th telecommunications academy class, which first began in 1999.
The five weeks of training consisted of 205 hours of academy instruction to satisfy mandated training requirements. Major training areas included identifying the role and responsibilities of the dispatcher, correct phone and radio procedures, handling emergency and non-emergency calls for service, emergency medical dispatch protocols and use of the state and national criminal databases.
Dispatch basic training is mandatory for any sworn or civilian employee who will dispatch law enforcement officers by radio at a Criminal Justice Information Systems agency.
DOCJT also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky public safety dispatchers and law enforcement officers.
DOCJT is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The agency is the first in the nation to be accredited under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety training program designation. DOCJT also earned accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training in 2013 – making it the nation’s only law enforcement training academy to achieve dual accreditation by two independent accrediting organizations.
Class 110 graduates and their agencies are:
- Benjamin C. Allen, Owensboro Police Department
- Tamara L. Brown, Versailles Police Department
- Savannah Nichole Caldwell, Harrodsburg Police Department
- John Edward Chaney, II, Pike County Sheriff’s Office
- Lauren A. Cole, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
- Jordan Leah Crump, Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center
- Nicole Davidson, Jessamine County E-911
- Mirian Davis, University of Kentucky Police Department
- Jenny M. Dunn, Pendleton County E-911
- Gabrielle Hagan, Monroe County E-911
- Shakyla N. Hall, Madison County E-911
- Steve Helphenstine, Maysville Police Department
- John R. Hoober, Kenton County Emergency Communications Center
- Kaylan B. Jones, McLean County Dispatch
- Raven Malone, Carlisle Police Department
- Sean C. O’Donley, Hardin County 911
- Sarah Elizabeth Perry, Springfield Police Department
- Megan M. Riley, Madison County E-911
- Cody A. Shelton, Maysville Police Department
- Rebecca Ann Slaughter, Muhlenberg County 911 Dispatch
- Jolesa Annette Travis, Paducah/McCracken County 911