By Major Jerry Bell, DQPD Public Affairs
Chief Casey Whitehead and Captain Doug Phillips Officer commended Officer Kayla Renee Lawrence for completing a Public Safety Telecommunicator 1, course held May 9-13 at the Beauregard Parish 9-11 center. Lawrence completed the weeklong course and received a certificate.
Officer Lawrence has been with the DQPD since August 2021 and is recognized by all the officers as being dedicated and dependable. All patrol officers know that the dispatcher is the lifeline for an officer on patrol. Most officers also know that it is a very challenging job and that sometimes citizens lives are on the line.
Officer Lawrence commented that she enjoys her job with the DQPD and looks forward daily to the different challenges that come to her. All the officers at the DQPD appreciate her dedication to duty and her loyalty to the department. Not only does Officer Lawrence do the dispatching but she often assists the detectives with locating persons and coordinating with other agencies.
Citizens of DeQuincy should be proud to have her representing our police department. A copy of the certificate will be placed in Officer Lawrence’s file.