A Passion for Justice: 9-1-1 and Dispatch: An Interview with Anna Wilke | Homeschool Helpers


As a 9-1-1 call taker and police dispatcher, Anna Wilke hears about terrible things every day—and she has a hard time explaining them to her friends and family. But that hasn’t stifled this homeschool grad’s passion for helping people. Hear Anna’s story on Homeschool Heartbeat.

Mike Smith: My guest today is Anna Wilke. She’s a homeschool graduate who works as a 9-1-1 call taker and police dispatcher. Anna, it’s great to have you on the show today.

Anna Wilke: Thank you for having me.

. . .

Mike: Anna, what does a normal day on the job look like for you?

Anna: That’s the fun of our job: we don’t really have a normal day. I could either be answering 9-1-1 lines: so, we get calls for service—anything from a cow in the roadway to someone with a gun.

Or we could be working a police radio and that’s kind of—the easiest way to describe it is if you’re at a crash and a tow truck just magically shows up. You want to know how it magically gets there? It’s not magic, it’s dispatch. We do all the behind-the-scenes stuff, we get traffic lights going, or whatever our police officers need us to do—we do it, and we help them out. . . .

To hear the rest of Anna’s story, listen to her interview on Homeschool Heartbeat.


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