Beshear Announces Kentucky State Police Class 19 Graduate Telecommunications Academy | News

Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced on February 18 that eleven telecommunications, representing six positions across the Commonwealth, have graduated from the KSP Telecommunications Academy.

“Community carriers are critical to the Commonwealth. I have witnessed this firsthand during the recent tornadoes and winter storms that have affected our communities. There is no doubt that these new carriers will be the heroes behind the helmet when our citizens need them most,” Governor Beshear said.

Class 19 graduates received 160 hours of instruction over four weeks. Major areas of training include legal liability, limits of carrier authority, carrier’s role in public safety, interpersonal communications, customer service, stress management, ethics and confidentiality , responder safety, basic fire dispatch, state emergency operation plans, criminal justice information systems, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid training, emergency medical dispatch and callers with special needs.

During the academy, graduates were expected to successfully handle scripted calls for service and demonstrate the ability to obtain relevant information, dispatch responders, provide emergency medical dispatch if needed, and properly document service information. the call for help. The training ended with a computer simulation system that simulates their working environment in the radio room.

“State police station telecommunications providers provide a link and a lifeline for the public to vital emergency services,” said KSP telecommunications training instructor Jason Long. “They are the unseen, but often heard, first responders to any incident and provide vital information at all times.”

Class 19 graduates and their assigned positions are:

Logan Smith, Post 2, Madisonville

Pamela English, Post 2, Madisonville

Matthew Ray, Post 2, Madisonville

Darrie Parker, Post 2, Madisonville

Jordan Thronson, Post 4, Elizabethtown

Mary Owens, Post 9, Pikeville

Abbie Carden, Post 9, Pikeville

Erik Lefevers, Post 10, Harlan

Ryan Cox, Post 13, Hazard

Cameron Brown, Post 13, Hazard

Payeton Fish, Post 16, Henderson

After each course, the “Charlotte Tanner Valedictorian” award is given to the graduate who achieved the highest GPA and demonstrated extraordinary effort during the KSP Telecommunications Academy. The award is named in honor of the founder of the KSP telecommunications programme, Charlotte Tanner, who served the Commonwealth for over 50 years as a telecommunications operator, radio room supervisor and instructor.

This year, the Charlotte Tanner Valedictorian Award went to Darrie Parker, with a cumulative grade point average of 99.67%.

To apply for a telecommunications position with KSP, click here, or contact the KSP position nearest you for more information.

Recently, the Governor announced historic investments to improve public safety, retention and accountability in his recent budget proposal. His two-year budget plan includes millions of dollars to fund competitive salaries for KSP soldiers, officers, and telecoms, provide body cameras for sworn KSP soldiers, and increase the training allowance for peace officers. Learn more here and here.

KSP’s mission is to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and fear of crime, improve traffic safety through education and enforcement , safeguard property and protect individual rights.

This year, KSP’s number one priority is to create a better Kentucky by making the streets of the Commonwealth safer, the communities stronger, and the nation safer by providing exceptional law enforcement staffed with a workforce diverse work. For more information on career opportunities at KSP, visit the website.