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KSP Post 5 celebrates communications staff during special week

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Editor:

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was established by the United States Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services. Kentucky State Police is joining the efforts to celebrate the more than 200,000 telecommunicators throughout the United States.Kentucky State Police Post 5, Campbellsburg is taking this opportunity to create public awareness of the important services delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year by our emergency communications personnel. The Post 5 telecommunicators are an integral part of the public safety team of police, fire, rescue and EMS. The 14 men and women that make up the communications center are responsible for receiving, dispatching and monitoring calls from Henry, Trimble, Gallatin, Oldham, Carroll and Owen Counties.

Each day, thousands of citizens in our post area rely on the expertise and dedication of our 9-1-1 dispatchers. Our dispatchers help save countless lives by answering emergency calls and dispatching emergency responders and providing support to our citizens. Their skill in high-pressure, high-stress situations allows rapid emergency response to persons in great distress.

Although our dispatchers are not the ones driving police cars, ambulances or fire trucks to your house or business, they play an equally important role in responding to emergencies.  Often this can be a thankless job, but they all take great pride in the professional job they do.

The communications team at KSP-Post 5, Campbellsburg are as follows: Communications Supervisor Kevin Woosley, LaGrange; Communications Shift Supervisor Jason Long, Milton; and telecommunicators Melinda Portman, Campbellsburg; Shelly Clark, Sulphur; Aimee Lashley, Port Royal; Twalla Long, Bedford; Amanda Roberts, New Castle; Jerri Scott, New Castle; Rebecca Mills, Owenton; Kenneth Murphy, Shelbyville; Dennis Tegethoff, LaGrange; Amber Cox, Shelbyville; Jessica Beverly, Owenton and Jennifer Yount, Eminence.

When you see these people out in your community, please thank them for all they do to help protect you, your family and your community.

Captain Dean Hayes
Post Commander
Kentucky State Police Post-5