South Dakotans Receive 911 Certification
(Pierre) – The South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated 24 telecommunicators from across the state today.
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 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.
“These people are put in very stressful situation. Its comforting to know they are well prepared to meet the challenge,” said Chief Deputy Attorney General Larry Long. Long was the speaker at the graduation ceremony.
The 911 certification course is overseen by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy under the office of the Attorney General.