The Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies are pushing for new rules for 911 and emergency dispatchers.
Idaho does not currently require training or hiring standards for 911 dispatchers.
ISP, the Idaho Sheriff’s Association and the Idaho Chiefs of Police want to change that. They’ve drafted legislation that would require a week of either academy or online training in the field of emergency dispatching.
Dispatchers would also have to take a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education classes every two years.