McGuinn awarded Advanced Telecommunications Certificate

Published 8:59 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Highest telecommunicators professional certificate
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission awarded the Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate (ATC) to Officer James Burton McGuinn of the Polk County Communications on Sept. 12.
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission (NCSETS) was established in September 1983. The purpose of NCSETS is to upgrade the capabilities, competence, and proficiency of sheriffs’ departmental personnel through programs, standards, and procedures involving employment, improvement, career development, and retention of the sheriffs’ office personnel. The NCSETS currently maintains certification files on over 16,000 deputy sheriffs, detention officers and telecommunicators.
The purpose of the Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate (ATC) is to recognize the level of competence of telecommunicators serving the North Carolina Sheriffs’ offices, to foster increased interest in college education and professional law enforcement training programs and to attract highly qualified individuals into a law enforcement career.
The ATC is the highest Professional Certificate awarded to telecommunicators in North Carolina. To qualify for the ATC, officers must complete a combination of professional training and relevant education, as well as, meet minimum experience requirements.
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