New Kentucky State Police Dispatchers Report For Training On Eve Of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15)
Kentucky State Police Deputy Commissioner Alex Payne (center) welcomed 13 new KSP telecommunicators to the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort on April 3, 2017 to begin six weeks of instruction. “You job is critical,” he told the group. “You are our link to the public and to our units in the field. Information and how you relate that information can have a great impact on a daily basis.” The new telecommunicators include (left to right): Bruce Keenon, Post 12; Brandi Chase, Post 6; Whitney Engle, Post 3; Katelyn Morvel, Post 3; Alisha Reed, Post 1; Eric Bruck, Post 8; Bryan Mack, Post 1; Mahala Lewis, Post 12; Kelsey Wood, Post 12; Johnathan Pendley, Post 3; Rebekah Carey, Post 6, Karen Stewart, Post 15 and Melody Brown, Post 1. KSP employs 190 telecommunicators at its 16 posts throughout the state. In 2016, they handled 554,282 calls. April 9-15 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time set aside to recognize the more than 200,000 unseen heroes throughout the country who often save lives on a daily basis.