Four locals join KSP Post 2 telecommunications network

On February 18, 2022, Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced that 12 telecommunications – representing seven positions across the Commonwealth – had graduated from the KSP Telecommunications Academy.

Among the graduates: four locals taking a new step in their careers.

KSP Post 2 representatives included:

— Logan Smith, of Caldwell County. Smith graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and is the son of Sara Allen.

— Pamela English, of Hopkins County. English graduated from West Hopkins High School and is the daughter of Ralph and Sandra English.

— Matthew Ray, of Hopkins County. Ray is a graduate of Hopkins County Central High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College, and he is the son of Bobby and Joyce Ray.

— Darrie Parker, of Trigg County. Parker graduated from Trigg County High School and Austin Peay State University, and is the daughter of Kenneth and Mae Lou Lancaster.

The 19th class 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.

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