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Volume 3
Issue 1

"IT'S YOUR CALL"

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BCC OFFERS

 E911 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACADEMY

Brevard Community College Criminal Justice Center Melbourne Campus has now graduated two classes from its' E911 Telecommunications Course. Our BCC/CJC Coordinator Marian Shelpman has been diligently working with several interested local agency representatives to continue developing this vocational course. The course is designed to provide basic knowledge and operational skills for 911 dispatchers and is held in the evening hours, at BCC Melbourne and local police agency training facilities in Brevard county.  Thanks to Lisa DiLiberto Titusville PD Communications Supervisor (and our own SCPSCA Secretary) who researched and suggested using the CritiCall Training and Assessment software. Steve O'Conor, our Brevard E911 Coordinator liked the idea and got approval from the County to fund the purchase of the software, which is to be installed on the five computers we now have in our Academy Computer Lab!  A BIG Thanks to Steve, Lisa, and Marian for bringing this together for our Academy!

The next scheduled dates and times of the course will begin in August 2006, with class times from 6PM-10PM Monday thru Thursday. The schedule tentatively will include two Saturday classes from 8AM to 5PM and one Saturday class from 9AM to 1PM. We encourage you to spread the news about our academy to anyone you may know looking to get into the field of Public Safety dispatch.

For more information on enrollment contact Marian Sheplman / BCC at 321-433-5775 or 433-5637

The SCPCA has been a strong supporter for developing such an academy. If you are interested in becoming part of the instructor team, contact Fran Self at Palm Bay PD 952-8982 or Mike Switzer at Melbourne PD 409-2231.

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