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Two Kitsap CenCom dispatchers honored
The Washington State Chapter of APCO and NENA honored two Kitsap County Central Communications (CENCOM/911) employees at their thirty-sixth annual awards ceremony.
Jeff West was named Telecommunicator of the Year for Exemplary Handling of a Critical Incident for his handling of an attempted bank robbery/bomb incident in Silverdale last March.
“There is no doubt that Jeff did an incredible job on this or thousands of other 911 calls he handled,” said CENCOM Director Richard Kirton. “Jeff is one of those level headed hard-working employees you wish you could clone.”
Chris Law has been named Telecommunicator of the Year for Sustained Performance.
Law, an Emergency Telecommunicator, has been employed at CENCOM for 14 years.
“Chris brings enthusiasm and energy to everything she does regardless of the task or subject,” said Maria Jameson-Owens, CENCOM’s deputy director. “What Chris contributes to our organization is humbling. Her meticulous dispatch skills, consistent customer service, and forward thinking problem solving help propel CENCOM forward.”
CENCOM is responsible for answering all 911 and non-emergency calls for area law enforcement and fire.