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South Dakotans Receive 911 Certification

South Dakotans Receive 911 Certification

(Pierre) – The South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated 17 telecommunicators from across the state on Friday.

All graduates of the 911 course must complete a two week, 80 hour program.  The curriculum includes training in call taking, radio communication, emergency medical service, court testimony, ethics, and agency liability.

Upon completion of the training, students receive basic 911 certification. All telecommunicators employed by a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in South Dakota are required to receive that certification.

Kimberly Perrin, Brown County Communications, received the Top Student Award.  This award is based on academics, leadership and class participation.

The 911 certification course is overseen by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy under the office of the Attorney General.

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