Owen County Native promoted to ISP Dispatch Supervisor

Owen County Native promoted to ISP Dispatch Supervisor

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ISP Superintendent Doug Carter recently announced the promotion of Dispatcher Paula Summitt to Dispatch Supervisor to serve at the Bloomington Regional Dispatch Center.
Summitt’s primary responsibilities will be to supervise Regional Dispatch Center personnel on assigned shifts which include evaluating performance, training and scheduling subordinate personnel. Summitt will also ensure Shift Dispatchers maintain constant contact with Troopers in the field and keep the Post Commander aware of all activity. Summitt will also assist the Regional Dispatch Center Manager in daily operations and manage 911 and other emergency calls processed by dispatchers.

The Bloomington Regional Dispatch Center currently serves the Jasper, Evansville and Bloomington Districts.

A native of Spencer, Summitt graduated from Owen Valley High School in 1991. She was hired by the Indiana State Police as a dispatcher in 2012 and served the Bloomington, Jasper, Evansville and Putnamville Districts. Summitt is certified in IDACS (Indiana Data and Communications Systems) EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch & CPR), PST1 (Public Safety Communications, Course 1) and NIMS (National Incident Management System).

Paula is married to Chris Summitt. They have two sons; Thomas, is married to Janel, both of Evansville, work in the Micro-Biology Lab at Mead-Johnson and as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, respectively. Their baby Kylen is rumored to be perfect and the light of Summitt’s life!

Summitt’s youngest son Nicholas, is a Junior at Owen Valley High School, and is interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement after his high school and college graduation.