Congratulations to Master Deputy Kristina Martinez and Master Deputy Anjanette Deer of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for receiving awards during Mid-America Regional Council's 20th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday, April 7. The celebration celebrated 9-1-1 call takers and emergency dispatch personnel who work behind the scenes answering life-saving calls from citizens.
Master Deputy Kristina Martinez received an Everyday Hero award for displaying a confident, calm demeanor at the communications center, especially during high-priority events. She effectively manages 9-1-1 callers in incredibly stressful situations and elicits necessary information for responding officers. Well respected by her peers and supervisors, Martinez exhibits a positive attitude, professionalism, adaptability and a genuine concern for the community.
Master Deputy Anjanette Deer received an Outstanding Training Performance award for the important role she plays in training deputies in the communications division. She conducts the final checkout of trainees and verifies concerns about struggling trainees. Her detailed evaluations are relied upon when deciding whether to pass a trainee. Deer also provides National Crime Information Center training to new deputies within the Sheriff’s Office, instructs new hires on proper communication through radio equipment and serves as lead writer in the divisional directive committee.
Read more about the awards on MARC.org and view photos from the event on MARC's Flickr account.