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King County Sheriff’s office to hold 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Area residents will learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy is held on March 31.The academy will educate citizens about the role 9-1-1 communications specialists play in the public safety system and prepare them should they ever need to dial 9-1-1.The all-day class includes information on the history of 9-1-1, call-taking and police dispatching, the training program, King County geography, agency partnerships and citizen training Academy participants will be scheduled to spend two 2-hour sessions with an on-duty communications specialist. The “sit-along” time will offer a practical demonstration.The academy is open to anyone at least 18 years old with no felony convictions.  Applicants must live or work in King County. Applications to attend are now being accepted. Space is limited and completed applications should be turned in as soon as possible.  The application deadline is Friday, March 9.Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Enforcement/911Center/2012CitzensAcademy.aspx. You can also request the applications by calling (206) 205-6625, or by sending an email request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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