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DOCJT graduates 22 law enforcement dispatchers from Public Safety Dispatch Academy’s 114th class

Twenty-two law enforcement dispatchers graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. This class included 11 trainees of distinction.

The graduates hail from communications centers across the state and comprise DOCJT’s 114th 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 by 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 114 graduates and their agencies are:

*Brittany Lynn Adkins, Cynthiana Police Department
Justin Casey, Hopkinsville Police Department
Tracey N. Finley, Burkesville Police Department
Debbie Anne Ford, Barren—Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center
Jacob Fairley Harris, Menifee County E-911

Cassandra M. Hiatt, Bluegrass 911 Central Communications
Lacey Marie Hitchens, McLean County Sheriff’s Office
*◊Michelle L. Hoover, Estill County 911
Sherri Johnson-Snyder, Hopkinsville Police Department
Cody Alan McCubbins, Bullitt County Dispatch

Morgan E. Millspaugh, Murray Police Department
*◊Gennell Mitchell, Fayette County Public Schools Police Department
Kayla Marie Morales, Hopkinsville Police Department
Lisa Pebley, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
Shawn Royse, Fleming County Dispatch

Jonathan D. Stone, Estill County 911
Christopher Kyle Thompson, Ballard County E-911
Kacey M. Weaks, Trigg County E-911
Sarah Wilhoite, Georgetown/Scott County E-911
Kayla Ann Willard, Bluegrass 911 Central Communications
*Hayley N. Williams, Kenton County Emergency Communications Center

*Lena R. York, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office

* Denotes Trainee of Distinction
◊ Denotes graduate of 165 1/2-hour Non-CJIS Public Safety Dispatch Academy

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