Dispatcher Christina Laing has been selected as the most recent Blue Springs Police Department “Employee of the Month.”

Dispatcher Christina Laing has been selected as the most recent Blue Springs Police Department “Employee of the Month.”

Often the Dispatcher is the unsung hero who not only relays accurate, prompt information to officers so that the police response is both quick and effective, they are also the person who provides the immediate support to victims of crimes.

Christina joined the Blue Springs Police Department more than three years ago. Working a 12-hour overnight shift can be daunting, but Christina is always alert and ready to help with her pleasant demeanor and an eye toward officer and citizen safety.

Prior to joining the department Christina ran a day- care business. She is married and has three sons, ages 3 through 14 and a stepson age 18. When not at work Christina enjoys spending time with her family and Lucy, her basset hound. Her hobbies also include camping; riding ATVs and gong to all of her sons’ sporting events.

Christina describes her most interesting experience as a police dispatcher as the time she received a telephone call from a male subject who was being chased on foot through a neighborhood during the early morning hours. The suspect was seen prowling cars and looking in windows. When officers came into the area, the prowler began running from the officers and called 911 for assistance. Christina was able to convince the man to stop running and surrender to the officers. 

According to Chief Wayne McCoy, “Christina’s calm demeanor and caring attitude are of great benefit to the department and to the community.”

As Chief McCoy presented the Employee of the Month to Christina, he expressed his appreciation for all the Dispatchers who help anyone who makes contact with the communication center, and help ensure that Blue Springs Police Officers have the immediate support they need to safely respond to emergencies. 

The Blue Springs Police Department is proud to feature Dispatcher Christina Laing as the Employee of the Month.