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Campbellsville Police Department recently announced that Wesley Dillon of Campbellsville graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Telecommunicator Academy on Nov. 16 at Eastern Kentucky University.
Dillon, a police communications officer I, joined the staff at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center on Feb. 20. He is one of 12 staff members at the communications center.
Dubbed the "lifeline" of law enforcement, the center is an immediate, 24-hour connection for residents and responders to an expert police communications officer whenever the need for law enforcement service arises.
Manager Anne Sanders stated, "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."
Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young stated, "It's no surprise, these professionals have earned the name 'behind the scenes heroes.'"
The center also provides radio contact, records and information for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.
As with all emergency services, the mission of the center is to protect the welfare of Campbellsville and Taylor County residents.
The center maintains service requests for Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue departments and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS.
Chief Tim Hazlette said he applauds the center's employees.
"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."