King County to host 911 citizens academy

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 911 emergency dispatch center when the next 911 Citizens Academy is held on March 28.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 2:22pm
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A King County 911 call operator processes a call. dialed.

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 911 emergency dispatch center when the next 911 Citizens Academy is held on March 28.

The academy will educate citizens about the role 911 communications specialists play in the public safety system and prepare them should they ever need to dial 911.

The all-day informative class includes everything from the history of 911 to how citizens can help 911help them. A tour of the 911 center is included, and optional “plug-in” time will be offered to academy attendees on follow-up dates for those interested.

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 by Friday, March 20.

Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website: www.kingcounty.gov.

You can also request the applications by calling our Hotline at 206-205-6625, or by sending an email request to: KCSO911.FB@kingcounty.gov

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