WCSO Dispatcher Sandra Petrimoulx Honored as 2013 Trainer of the Year
APCO International (Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials), the world's oldest and largest not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications, honored Washtenaw County Dispatcher Sandra Petrimoulx as 2013’s Trainer of the Year at their annual meeting and awards dinner in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Thursday, October 24, 2013. This award is presented to a public safety communications employee that has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.
Sandra has been employed as a Washtenaw County Dispatcher for thirteen years and was nominated for the 2013 Trainer of the Year award largely for her unwavering dedication and commitment to Washtenaw County’s recently created dispatch training program and to the citizens and dispatch partners that Washtenaw Metro Dispatch serves.
Since the implementation of the Washtenaw Metro Dispatch training program in 2012, Sandra has trained for over 1300 hours with multiple prospective dispatch candidates and has dedicated additional time to develop dispatch specfic lesson plans designed to improve a candidate’s ability to effectively serve citizens and public safety responders within Washtenaw County. In addition to providing and developing quality dispatch training, Sandra also completes daily dispatch and Law Enforcement Information Network tasks in a dispatch environment that handles over 1,200 emergency and non-emergency calls each day and provides police dispatch services for six law enforcement agencies.
The media release for this award can be viewed online.