Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Dispatchers [6 VAC 20 ‑ 60]
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2/16/16  10:08 am
Commenter: Mary Colt, Shenandoah County Dept. of Emergency Communications

Training Standards

I believe that the current standard of 40 hours of training for Dispatchers is not nearly enough. We have very demanding and complex jobs,with a high level of liability. We are responsible for numerous people at all times and 40 hours is not enough time to ensure that someone is properly trained.

There should also be in-service training requirements. Our technology is ever changing and there should be a system in place to make sure that we are receiving the newest infomation.

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