East Bay Regional Park District Names Officer, Dispatcher of the Year

March 27, 2016 16:00 pm · 4 comments

The East Bay Regional Park District recently recognized two law enforcement employees as Officer of the Year and Dispatcher of Year, district officials announced Friday.

Barry Lindsey was named Officer of the Year, and Stacey Kenney was named Dispatcher of the Year.

Lindsay has been with the district since 2008 and is a member of the department’s special enforcement unit. He patrols parks and trails in the greater Tri-Valley area on motorcycle and on horseback.

Kenney started work was a full-time dispatcher in 1989. She answers 911 calls and dispatches police and fire crews in addition to other duties.

The two employees were recognized for their hard work, good attitude and all-around professionalism, district officials said.

honda bill March 27, 2016 at 7:32 PM


Joe March 28, 2016 at 5:54 AM

Does the park district even have more than one dispatcher?

Retired LEO March 28, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Yes- dispatching is a 24/7 job, 365 days/year. So they’ll have several to rotate through for shift work, vacation relief, etc…

Mary Fouts March 28, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Congratulations Mr. Lindsay and Ms. Kenney.

I always admire dispatchers for their calm, courteous, and collected manners. Takes a special type of person, for sure. And Park District dispatchers (along with Park District police officers) surely have an additional difficult task of trying to figure out where a caller is at times: what trail, where in a park, etc.

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