Did you know what career you wanted when you were in high school? A lot of high schoolers would say no but with every rule there is an exception. Naomi is that exception. She had a passion. She knew she wanted to positively impact people’s lives on a daily basis.

So she went to college and landed a job at the Washington State Patrol (WSP) as a Communications Officer in the dispatch center, “I wanted to work for the State Patrol since high school,” said Naomi.

“Every day in our communication centers, I see my staff saving lives and serving people in their greatest time of need,” says Communications Division Administrator Heather Anderson.” Not many careers allow you to quickly see the enormous impact you are having on people’s lives.”

Across the state, 24-hours-a-day and 365-days-a-year, Communication Officers respond to emergencies. There are eight Communications Centers across Washington. The division provides emergency dispatch services for the Washington State Patrol and 18 other State, Federal, and Tribal Agencies on contract basis including Department of Fish and Wildlife, Liquor Control Board, State Parks, U.S. Marshal and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.

“I feel like a make a difference every day,” says Naomi. “It’s amazing how much we can accomplish.”

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