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Maine Dispatchers to Complete Training Course 

Maine’s emergency dispatchers will soon be required to complete a standardized training course.One official from the state’s Emergency Communications Bureau say the requirement is long overdue.Stephan Bunker says there are too many variations in the knowledge and skills of dispatchers…Up until now, they’ve been trained by the agencies where they work.According to The Kennebec Journal, reports the move follows complaintsfrom some police agencies about alleged lapses at the statedispatch center in Augusta.A dozen dispatchers from around Maine have already gone through a 40-hour basic training course and will teach it to their colleagues.