A professional development session, Legal Issues for Dispatchers was taught by Bryan Taylor, JD, PhD, Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney at the Second Annual PSAP Seminar;
The session focused on creating an understanding of the role of dispatchers in the criminal justice system in successfully prosecuting offenders.
Student evaluations described the session:
"This session is an example of the great training your seminar is bringing to dispatchers of Idaho. Thank you for all the thought that went into your planning!"
"Amazing handout. Great detail specific to dispatch! Excellent class. Loved the humor."
"I truly enjoyed this class. It added another dimension to good call taking skills."
"Very impressed! I feel this should be available as a class that is taught at every dispatch agency for all dispatchers earlier in their career. Should be a requirement"
"This class is essential for dispatchers to realize how important they can be to a criminal case"
Taylor was generous enough to provide the handbook he developed for this session to us so we could share it with all of the dispatchers in the state.
The handbook is available in the “Training Material”.
DISPATCHERS - THE TRUE FIRST RESPONDERS: COLLECTING EVIDENCE AND THE DYNAMICS OF TESTIFYING: GENERAL HANDBOOK