FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police announced the graduation of six individuals from the KSP Telecommunications Academy on Friday.
Class 20 graduates received 160 hours of instruction over four weeks, according to a statement from KSP. 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, first aid training, emergency medical dispatch and callers with special needs.
“Congratulations to our recent graduates from KSP Telecommunications Academy,” Beshear said. “The skills and experience gained through this training make you the hero behind the helmet our citizens need and deserve. Thank you for helping to create a better and safer Kentucky.
KSP said graduates are expected to successfully handle scripted service calls and demonstrate the appropriate ability to obtain important information, dispatch responders, provide emergency medical dispatch if needed, and properly document service information. the support call.
The training was supplemented with a computer simulation system that simulates their working environment in the radio room.
“Communicators are essential to emergency services and serve as a lifeline for the public and law enforcement,” said Jason Long, KSP Telecommunications Training Instructor. “They are the first responders in the event of an incident and provide vital information at all times.”
Class 20 graduates and their assigned positions are: Hannah Whitney, Post 2, Madisonville; Madison Pils, Post 4, Elizabethtown; Elijah Patterson, Post 6, Dry Ridge; Pattie Taylor, Post 7, Richmond; Rebecca Rogers, Post 7, Richmond; Ashley Blair, Post 9, Pikeville.
Additionally, the Charlotte Tanner Valedictorian Award was 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 program, Charlotte Tanner, who worked for more than 50 years as a telecommunications operator, radio room supervisor and instructor.
This year, the Charlotte Tanner Valedictorian Award went to Hannah Whitney and Elijah Patterson, with a cumulative grade point average of 98.3%.
If you would like to apply for a telecommunications position with KSP, visit kentuckystatepolice.org/careers, or contact the KSP position nearest you for more information.