Officers earn certification
Officers Marjorie Ann Wright and Vikki L. Kinsland of the NC State Highway Patrol were each awarded the Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission on Sept. 5.
The North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission was established in September 1983 to upgrade the capabilities, competency and proficiency of sheriffs department personnel through programs, standards and procedures involving employment, improvement, career development and retention of the sheriff's office personnel. The commission currently maintains certification files on more than 25,000 deputy sheriffs, detention officers and telecommunicators.
The purpose of the Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate is to recognize the level of competence of the telecommunicators serving the NC sheriff's officers, to foster increased interest in college education and professional law enforcement training programs and to attract highly qualified individuals into a law enforcement career. It is the highest professional certificate awarded to telecommunicators in North Carolina. To qualify, officers must complete a combination of professional training and relevant education as well as meet minimum experience requirements.