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New Dispatchers Joining Henderson and Marion Police Depts.

New Dispatchers Joining Henderson and Marion Police Depts.

Bill Stephens

October 20th, 2016

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The Henderson and Marion Police Departments will have new dispatchers after they recently graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy.

State officials say twenty-four law enforcement dispatchers recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice after undergoing five week so training that consisted of 205 hours of academy instruction to satisfy mandated training requirements.

According to a release, Taylor Nicole Chase will be joining the Henderson Police Department and Aaron D. O’Neal will be joining the Marion Police Department.

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.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

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ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE

RICHMOND, Ky. (October 18, 2016) – Twenty-four 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 108th 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 108** graduates and their agencies are:
Valerie Jean Baker, Russell County 911
Julie M. Begley, Madison County E-911
Randi Nicole Caldwell, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
Shadia Carter, Madison County E-911
Taylor Nicole Chase, Henderson Police Department
Joshua C. Childers, Jackson Police Department
Dale Cremeans, Boyd County PSCC 911
Elizabeth Garland Lynn, Murray State University Police Department
*Kelli Michelle Gilliam, Ballard County E-911
Chrystal D. Greathouse, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
S. Paul Hamilton, Jr., Lexington E-911
Amy B. Highley, Hardin County E-911
Jordan T. Madden, Greenup County E-911
Ryan M. McGill, Boone County PSCC
Aaron D. O’Neal, Marion Police Department
Jacob L. Perry, Bell County Dispatch
Katrina LeAnn Shouse, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tyler C. Smith, Boone County PSCC
Carly M. Speck, Logan County E.C.C.
Danielle L. Sweeney, Cincinnati/Northern Ky. Airport Police Department
Joshua D. Waits, Madison County E-911
Juanita Wells, Barren/Metcalfe County 911
*Dalen Andrew Winkleman, Elliott County Dispatch
Quintin Wright, Logan County E.C.C.

*Denotes graduate of 165.5-hour Non-CJIS Public Safety Dispatch Academy

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