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Loy among graduates of PSDA Class 146

By Michael A. Moore

Richmond, KY - On November 18, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced that 21 dispatchers from across the state graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy and are now ready to begin answering the call to provide assistance and assurance to both citizens and law enforcement officers of the commonwealth. Among the graduates was Mason Grant Loy with Adair County E-911.

"Your commitment to your community and the commonwealth is honorable," Gov. Beshear said. "You are the lifeline to those who are experiencing the roughest moments of their lives. I applaud you for your decision to pursue this profession. Welcome to Team Kentucky."

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. Graduates of the academy have successful completed a highly structured and comprehensive curriculum to satisfy mandated training requirements.

The graduates of Class 146 received 164 hours of academy instruction to satisfy these requirements over four weeks. Major training areas include 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.

"Choosing to become a member of this time-honored profession is admirable," said DOCJT Commissioner Nicolai Jilek. "It carries requires the utmost professionalism and perseverance. We wish you the best of luck in your careers."

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.

Class 146 graduates and their agencies are:
  • Allyah Barker, Morehead Police Department
  • Nathaniel Read Bunch, Scottsville Police Department
  • Amber Lynn Burton, Springfield Police Department
  • Kenneth R. Dalrymple, Union County 911
  • Hannah Brielle Diaz, Meade County 911
  • Aundria M. Egbring, Pendleton County 911
  • Marvin E. Epperson, Carrollton Police Department
  • Ninna Harp, Grayson County E-911
  • Melissa S. Hood, Nelson County E-911
  • Kayla M. Jacobs, Henderson County 911
  • Lloyd Janes, Blue Grass Airport Department of Public Safety
  • Jessica Lakes, Madison County E-911
  • A.J. Lewis, Oak Grove Police Department
  • Holly Lipps, Clay County Dispatch
  • Mason Grant Loy, Adair County E-911
  • Kaitlyn Meyer, Northern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Dustin Kyle Price, Bluegrass 911 Central Communications
  • Stephanie Steele, Carter County 911
  • Hailey Brooke Tackett, Prestonsburg Police Department
  • Breanna L. Talbott, Bluegrass 911 Central Communications
  • Paul M. Wright, Greenup County E-911

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Public Safety Dispatch Academy Class 146

2022-11-18 - Richmond, KY - Photo courtesy Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
21 dispatchers from across the state of Kentucky have graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy, and are now ready to begin answering the call to provide assistance and assurance to both citizens and law enforcement officers of the commonwealth. Among the graduates was Mason Grant Loy, with Adair County E-911.

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