KSP NOW PROVIDING DISPATCHING SERVICE TO KY DEPT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE PDF Print
Monday, 14 April 2014 14:07

On April 1, Kentucky State Police telecommunicators started providing dispatching service to 131 Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers throughout the state.

With a proven network of telecommunicators already in place at 16 posts throughout the state and one headquarters location, KSP was a logical and economical choice to provide communication services for KDFWR’s nine districts.  A pilot program initiated at KSP Post 15 in Columbia during February of this year to evaluate the arrangement went well. With a little extra training on KDFWR codes and procedures, KSP telecommunicators rose to the challenge and post technicians installed radios and vehicle repeaters in 140 KDFWR trucks and 60 boats.

KDFWR is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Its officers patrol fields, forest lands, streams, lakes and rivers enforcing state and federal hunting, fishing and boating laws throughout the Commonwealth for resource protection and public safety. They also conduct drowning investigations, investigate and reconstruct boating accidents and perform rescue duties.

KSP employs 163 telecommunicators throughout the state. In 2013, they answered a total of 529,179 requests for assistance. Often called the “unsung heroes of public safety,” these men and women provide a lifeline to both citizens in need and officers in the field. They serve as an unseen, but vital link in keeping law enforcement officers and the public safe at all times of the day or night.

 

 

 

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