Erlanger Dispatcher Among Graduates of State Training

Twenty-two law enforcement dispatchers graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training - including the newest Erlanger dispatcher.

The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 115th 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.

Monica Dietz of the Erlanger dispatch center was among the graduates.

-Staff report