Madisonville, KY (April 6, 2018) — Telecommunicators at Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, will be recognized along with more than 200,000 of their fellow communicators nationwide April 8-14 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
These silent heroes behind the headsets are more than just a voice on the other end of the line. They often save lives on a daily basis.
“We at Post 2 are very fortunate to have such a professional and hard working group of telecommunicators,” says Captain Tim Adams, Commander of Post 2 in Madisonville. “They are an integral part of our agency, working around the clock to keep our community and Troopers safe.”
KSP telecommunicators handle dispatch duties for Kentucky State Troopers, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers and other emergency service agencies. Their duties include calling wrecker services, notifying channels of administration, running license plate and driver’s license numbers, running criminal histories and notifying family members while continuing to answer new calls and handling other radio traffic.
KSP employs 187 telecommunicators at its 16 posts throughout the state. In 2017, they handled 519,474 calls. Post 2 in Madisonville has 8 telecommunicators on staff who handle calls from a 7 county area. Last year, they responded to 18,618 calls.
The Post 2 telecommunications team includes: Chris King of Central City, Kellye Dalton of Princeton, Miria Thomas of Earlington, Ronnie Cobb of White Plains, Tracy Winters of Nortonville, Shannah Lay of Madisonville, Melody Brown of Princeton, and Brandon Divine of Central City.
To watch a short video about KSP telecommunicators, click on or visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzGOaQDdXfw&feature=youtu.be or visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org
For more information or to apply for a telecommunication position with KSP, log on to the state personnel website at www.personnel.ky.govThe Kentucky State Police (KSP) is a law enforcement agency that prides itself on attracting the best individuals. KSP affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender or age. For a copy of the KSP Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, follow this link: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/EEOP_Short_Form.pdf