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NKY Police Officer, Dispatcher Complete State Training

A Northern Kentucky police officer and a dispatcher graduated from their training programs at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Independence Police Officer Douglas M. Wolking was one of thirty-one officers to graduate from the basic training program where major training areas included law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) Airport Police Department dispatcher Justin A. Bessler was one of nineteen to graduate from the state's Public Safety Dispatch Academy.

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.

-Staff report

Photo: Dispatchers' graduating class (provided)