LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing Dispatcher Billy Boyd for this week’s ‘Member Monday.’
As part of the ‘Member Monday’ campaign, a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty shared the following on Billy Boyd, whose service continues today:
Dispatcher William ‘Billy’ Boyd has been a member of the Livingston County Sheriff’s office for over 20 years, starting in July 1997, when he was hired as 911 Telecommunicator.
Dispatcher Boyd’s current responsibilities include dispatching public safety personnel and equipment from 19 fire departments, 13 EMS agencies, 6 law enforcement municipalities, the Livingston County Sheriff’s office, and numerous other state agencies. He performs data entry on requests for service, tracking unit status, and other information provided by field personnel while verifying key details including address, nature, and caller information. He operates a variety of communications equipment and software including Computer Aided Dispatch, telephone systems, radio systems, mapping programs, messaging and other available resources that allow us to communicate across the state.
Dispatcher Boyd has extensive training in CPR, First Aid and AED, Public Safety Dispatching, Emergency Medical Dispatching, Accreditation processes, and continues to be constantly trained in emerging technologies and equipment that is ever evolving in the Emergency Communications Center. Dispatcher Boyd has recently concluded a three-day course to become a Certified Training Officer for the Communications Bureau. Billy will use this new training and his years of experience to help train our newest members.
Dispatcher Boyd he has been serving his community for 31 years, where he served as a Lieutenant and is currently a Captain for the Avon Fire Department. Billy follows in his father’s footsteps at the Avon Fire Department, where he was a member for over 45 years. Billy is also a certified Extra Class Amateur radio operator.