Telecommunicators at Kentucky State Police will be recognized along with more than 200,000 of their fellow communicators nationwide April 8-14 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Captain Kenneth Bowman, Commander of KSP Post 8 in Morehead, said telecommunicators are challenged on a daily basis dealing with stressful situations, many that involve life and death, and they are expected to handle these situations with compassion, empathy, and professionalism. KSP telecommunicators handle dispatch duties for Kentucky State Troopers and other emergency service agencies. Their duties include calling wrecker services, notifying channels of administration, running license plate and driver’s license numbers, and notifying family members while continuing to answer new calls and handling other radio traffic. KSP employs 187 telecommunicators at its 16 posts throughout the state.