3:070. Telecommunications (Public Safety Dispatch Non-CJIS) Academy.
RELATES TO: KRS 15.530, 15.560
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15.590
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to promulgate administrative regulations
regarding training and telecommunications practices. This administrative
regulation establishes the course and graduation requirements of the
Safety Dispatch Non-CJIS) Academy.
Section 1. Definitions. (1)
"Academy" means the 165 1/2 hour Telecommunications (Public Safety Dispatch
course conducted by the Department of Criminal Justice Training that does not
include training on the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).
(2) "KLEC" means the Kentucky Law
Section 2. Academy Content. The academy
shall consist of the following seven (7) areas:
(1) Introduction to Dispatching;
(2) Duties and Responsibilities;
(3) Phone procedures;
(4) Radio procedures;
(5) Calls for service;
(6) Emergency medical dispatch; and
(7) Final Exam and Graduation.
Section 3. Academy Graduation
Requirements. (1) To graduate from the academy, a trainee shall:
(a) Successfully complete a minimum of 165 1/2
hours of KLEC-approved training;
(b) Attain a passing score on all examinations
for which a numerical score is assigned, as follows:
1. Minimum score on the Emergency Medical
Dispatch written examination as set by the Emergency Medical Dispatch provider;
2. Minimum score on the CPR written
examination as set by the CPR provider; and
3. Seventy (70) percent on all other
examinations for which a numerical score is assigned;
(c) Pass all examinations for which a pass or
fail designation is assigned; and
(d) Successfully complete all other assignments,
exercises, and projects included in the academy. After-hours assignments may be
required, and if required, they shall be successfully completed to pass the
training area for which they were assigned.
(2) A trainee shall be considered to have failed
the academy if the trainee does not meet the requirements established in subsection
(1) of this section.
Section 4. Reexaminations. (1) A trainee
shall be permitted one (1) reexamination.
(2) A trainee who fails an examination shall not
(a) Earlier than twenty-four (24) hours from the original
(b) Later than the last scheduled day before the academy graduation.
(3) A trainee shall be considered to have failed
the academy if the trainee fails a reexamination.
Section 5. Failure and Repetition of
Academy.(1) A trainee who has failed an academy shall be permitted to repeat
one (1) academy in its entirety during the following twelve (12) months.
(2) The trainee or his agency shall pay all fees
for the repeated academy.
Section 6. Absence. (1) A trainee may
have excused absences from the academy with approval of the Branch manager or
telecommunications training section supervisor.
(2) If an excused absence causes a trainee to
miss any of the 165 1/2 hours of the academy, the training shall be made up
through an additional training assignment.
(3) If a trainee’s absence is excused and
he or she misses more than ten (10) percent of the total hours of the academy,
the trainee shall be withdrawn from the academy and reenrolled in a subsequent
class beginning at the point at which the trainee was absent. The time period
for reenrollment in a subsequent class shall not exceed six (6) months from the
date of the class from which the trainee was withdrawn.
(4) If a trainee’s absence is unexcused
and he or she misses more than ten (10) percent of the total hours of the
academy, the trainee shall be withdrawn from the academy and receive no credit
for completed training.
Section 7. Circumstances Preventing Completion
of the Academy. If a trainee is prevented from completing the academy due to
extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the trainee, including injury,
illness, personal tragedy, or agency emergency, he shall be permitted to
complete the unfinished areas of the academy within 180 days immediately
following the termination of the extenuating circumstance, if the:
(1) Extenuating circumstance preventing
completion of the academy does not last for a period longer than one (1) year;
(2) Failure to complete is not caused by a
preexisting physical injury or preexisting physiological condition.
Section 8. Termination of Employment
While Enrolled. (1) If, while enrolled in the academy, a trainee’s employment
as a dispatcher is terminated by
resignation or dismissal and he is unable to complete the academy, he may
complete the remaining training within one (1) year of reemployment as a dispatcher.
(2) The trainee shall repeat the academy in its
(a) The break in employment exceeds one (1)
(b) The termination of employment is a result,
directly or indirectly, of disciplinary action taken by the department against
the trainee while enrolled in the academy.
Section 9. Maintenance of Records. All
training records shall be:
(1) Available to the KLEC and the Secretary of
the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for inspection or other appropriate
(2) Maintained in
accordance with KRS Chapter 171. (28 Ky.R. 757; Am. 1118; eff. 11-12-2001; 30 Ky.R. 421;
863; eff. 10-31-03; 32 Ky.R. 2149; 33 Ky.R. 102; eff. 8-7-06; 38 Ky.R. 1665;
1959; eff. 7-6-2012.)