Anastasia Morrisey: Former Security Guard, UTPD Supervisor
Anastasia Morrisey began her UT career providing security for the bookstore. She quickly decided that job wasn’t for her. She applied and was hired for a UTPD dispatch position. Twelve years later, she’s still in love with the job. She recently was promoted to head supervisor.
Ashley Anderson: College Grad, Aspiring Police Officer, UTPD Dispatcher
Ashley Anderson loved being a student at UT so much that she decided she wanted to start a career at the university after graduation. After earning her sociology degree in 2017, the Greeneville, Tenn., native applied and was accepted for a job in the UTPD dispatch center. She aspires to be a police officer one day.
Brandon Russell: From Dispatcher to Mail Carrier . . . to Dispatcher
Brandon Russell joined UTPD Dispatch in November 2018 after a short stint as a rural mail carrier in Sevier County. He decided on the UT job over others because of the tone of the interactions during his interview and tour of the police department.
UTPD Recognizes Dispatchers During Weeklong Celebration
They’ve fielded calls about raccoons under dumpsters, dead car batteries, crimes and medical emergencies. One even received a marriage proposal from an intoxicated caller. They are UTPD dispatchers who answer the station’s phone lines 24/7. This week we will introduce a dispatcher from each shift and a supervisor to give the Volunteer community an inside look into who they are and the work they do.