DOCJT Public Safety Dispatch Academy Class 125 Graduates

DOCJT Public Safety Dispatch Academy Class 125 Graduates

Nineteen dispatchers graduated Friday from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Public Safety Dispatch Academy.

The graduates hail from communications centers across the state and comprise DOCJT’s 125th telecommunications academy class, which first began in 1999.  

The students graduating from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy represent the successful completion of a highly structured and comprehensive curriculum. 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.

This class included seven trainees of distinction. To earn this recognition, a student must not fail any tested area, not receive any disciplinary action, earn an evaluation rating of acceptable in every observed category and score an average of 95 percent or higher on all academic tests. Students who achieve this distinction are given a special academy pin to wear on their uniforms.

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 under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety training program designation. DOCJT also earned accreditation through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training in 2013.

Class 125 graduates and their agencies are:

Trevor R. Baxter
West Liberty Police Department
(Trainee of distinction)

Andrea M. Brock
Whitley County Communications Center
(Outstanding portfolio award)

Aaron Hardy
Hardin County 911

Jamie L. Holton
Bowling Green Police Department

Nathaniel A. Hornback
Nelson County E-911

Jason H. Hubbard
Livingston County Dispatch

Ariel E. Kingery
Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center

Haley B. May
Montgomery County 911

Rhonda L. Mefford
Bracken County 911

Tracy W. Miller
Lewis County EMA-911 

Gage D. Mitchell
Frankfort/Franklin County 911
(Trainee of distinction)

William G. Niederbrach
Frankfort/Franklin County 911

Alayna O. Owens
Bowling Green Police Department

Victoria T. Patterson
Bluegrass Airport Deartment of Public Safety
(Trainee of distinction, Academic Achievement)

Jacob L. Skaggs
Paintsville/Johnson County 911

Kathy J. Smallwood
Menifee County 911 

Angela G. Thomas
Madisonville Police Department

Jeramiah M. Warner
Montgomery County 911

Roger D. White
Jackson Police Department

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