The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the graduation of two of their dispatchers from a 240 hour Dispatch Academy hosted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office. This academy is a brand new state requirement that goes into effect the Fall of 2012 for any one with less than three years of experience as a dispatcher. During their 6 weeks of training LCSO dispatchers Jennifer Byrd and Janice Wasson (pictured fourth and fifth in the photo) received training in First Aid, Emergency Response , Incident Command, map reading, radio procedures, and extensive scenario practice in dealing with various incidents from medical to armed standoffs. Our thanks go out to Marion County for hosting the academy. We are proud of our dispatchers for being the first in our county to graduate from a state approved dispatch academy and to our dispatch staff for covering for them while they were gone for the last 6 weeks.