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Campbellsville Police Department recently announced that Cody Wood of Campbellsville and Denina Edwards of Greensburg have graduate from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Telecommunicator Academy during a ceremony Friday, May 24, at Eastern Kentucky University.
Wood graduated as valedictorian of the class of 24 telecommunicators in recognition of his maintenance of a GPA at more than 98 percent.
Wood, a police communications officer I, joined the staff at CPD Communications 911 Center on Sept. 10.
Edwards, also a police communications officer I, joined the staff at CPD Communications 911 Center on July 28.
They are two of 12 members of the communications center.
Dubbed the lifeline of law enforcement, the communications 911 center at the Campbellsville Police Department is just that - an immediate, 24-hour connection for the resident and responder to an expert police communications officer — whenever the need for law enforcement service arises.
The CPD Communications 911 Center functions under the authority of the chief through a joint agreement between the mayor, county judge/executive, city council and fiscal court, providing communications and dispatch for law enforcement and emergency management agencies in Taylor County.
The center delivers the most timely, effective and efficient response to every life and/or property-threatening emergency occurring within the county.
Police Communications Manager Anne Sanders stated in a news release, “Police communications officers are the consummate multi-taskers, simultaneously taking calls for service, maintaining radio contact with first responders for their safety and support in the field, while continuously updating the criminal justice and public safety databases.”
Mayor Tony Young said, “It’s no surprise these professionals have earned the name ‘behind the scenes heroes.’”
CPD communications also provide radio contact, records and CJIS information for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.
As with all emergency services, the mission of the CPD Communications 911 Center is to protect the welfare of Campbellsville and Taylor County residents.
CPD communications maintains service requests for Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS.
Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette stated that he applauds the members of the communications center.
“In emergency and non-emergency circumstances, Campbellsville police communications officers serve their fellow citizens with clarity, with competency and with sensitivity to their particular needs.”