Telecommunicator Roberta Clutz has been obtained an honor from Illinois State Police by being named as Telecommunicator of the 12 months lately.
Clutz has served the Illinois State Police for greater than 16 years as a telecommunicator specialist, starting her profession in 2004 at ISP District 21. She has continued her profession on the Pontiac Communications Middle.
On March 7, 2019, whereas working the District 6 radio console and coaching a Telecommunicator Trainee, Clutz dealt with an incident that concerned a multi-agency high-speed pursuit after the deadly capturing of a police officer in Rockford. The pursuit lined 47 miles in 31 minutes encompassing county roads, a U.S. Freeway, metropolis streets, two interstates and a virtually six-hour standoff that included 55 ISP officers, in addition to a number of native and county police companies.
Previous to coming into District 6’s jurisdiction, Clutz broadcasted an ISPERN, which instantly notified officers within the space and allowed them to get in place. Officers counseled her for remaining calm, skilled, targeted, and on job during the incident.
Though her shift ended a number of hours earlier than the conclusion of the incident, Clutz requested permission to see it by way of to the tip.
This is only one incident of many wherein Clutz has supplied wonderful dispatching expertise, famous the ISP press launch on her receiving this honor.
“All through the course of her profession, Clutz has obtained quite a few letters from officers in addition to the general public for her diligence in offering one of the best service attainable. She makes use of all of the assets out there to her, usually goes above and past to make sure the wants of others are met and promotes teamwork inside her communications middle,” the discharge added.
Clutz can be very concerned in quite a few charitable occasions together with the Particular Olympics Polar Plunge and the Jingle Bell Sprint 5K for Arthritis, with final yr being one of many largest fund raisers for the ISP workforce. As well as, she additionally participates in elevating monies for the Illinois Hearth Security Alliance Benefitting Camp, which is a camp for kids with burn accidents.