Dispatch Open House Planned in Salina

On Thursday, August 3rd, the Kansas Highway Patrol will host a Dispatch Open House in Salina.

According to the agency, the Open House will allow members of the public interested in learning about a career as a Communications Specialist to meet members of the KHP Central Dispatch, as well as the Troopers they support.

This event will consist of an hour-long presentation and discussion and include the opportunity to tour our secure facilities and see first-hand the technology used in the position. Additionally, individuals will get the chance to sit alongside and ask questions to current members of KHP Central Dispatch while they work.

For a member of the public to attend the event, they must register via the KHP website:


Space is limited to 20 as they must conduct a background check to ensure the protection of CJIS data.

“I have long recognized the value of this position to those who seek a role in public service. It is an opportunity to be a part of the betterment of society without having to place yourself in harm’s way daily. For some this is what they desire. For others, Dispatch offers a steppingstone into the world of law enforcement. For many college students who desire a role as a LEO they must wait to be 21 before applying for a position. Dispatch minimum age is 18, which gives a person three years of knowledge and experience that they can carry over to set them ahead in their new career” said Lt. Alex Taylor.

Communications Specialists are vital members of the agency, as they support field personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by rapidly and efficiently broadcasting information on the Highway Patrol’s radio communication system.

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Details are as follows:

WHO: Kansas Highway Patrol
WHAT: Dispatch Open House
TIME: 6:00 PM
DATE: August 3, 2023
Location: Kansas Highway Patrol, Troop C, 2019 E Iron Ave., Salina, Kansas 67401