King County residents interested in learning about the internal workings of the emergency dispatch center can sign up for the 9-1-1 Citizens Academy set for Sept. 28.
Citizens can learn about the role communications specialists who work at the dispatch center play in the public safety system as well as prepare those who attend for what they need to know if they ever have to call 9-1-1.
The daylong class includes information on everything from the history of 9-1-1 to how citizens can help 9-1-1 help them as well as a tour of the King County Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatch center. The academy is open to anyone who lives or works in King County and is at least 18.
Submit an application soon because space is limited. Applications should be turned in by Friday, Sept. 20.
Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website or to request an application call the KCSO hotline at 206-205-6625 or send an email request to KCSO911.FB@kingcounty.gov.