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Dispatchers are vital link for DPS officers

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Communications Training Officer Kim Beavers monitors a vehicle stop during her shift Monday.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Week is set aside to recognize dispatcher's efforts

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- To those who call the Sikeston Department of Public Safety or listen in on DPS radio traffic with a scanner, they are just a voice. To DPS officers out on the road, however, they are a lot more.

"Long gone are the days of someone just answering a ringing phone at DPS Headquarters," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston DPS, in a news release.

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