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For the very first time, REDA graduated two students – Megan O’Rear and Andrea Petrie – from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (SENMLEA) Public Safety Telecommunicators (PST) Academy in Hobbs.
It was the first graduation for REDA dispatchers outside of Santa Fe’s main Department of Public Safety Academy. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
According to Jenny Rennie, REDA’s director, the PST Academy lasted more than three weeks with a minimum of 120 hours of training altogether. The class was taught by Rennie, REDA Training Coordinator Robbie McCormick and REDA Chief Operations Officer Dee Williams.
“Each of REDA’s Administrative Staff holds NMDPS Certified Instructors certifications in multiple areas,” Rennie said. “Some being the only distinguishments of those kind in the state.”
At the ceremony, O’Rear was presented with the first SENMLEA PST Academy “Academic Award.” Both Petrie and O’Rear were in the top three of the “practicals” section of the academy.

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