Peter Cowles

PTOC Dispatcher

Email: Peter Cowles

Dispatcher Cowles has been a member of the Campus Police Department serving Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith College since 2010. Dispatcher Cowles is currently a part-time on call dispatcher, contributing to the overall success of a three college dispatch center by covering open shifts 24 hours a day 7 days a week as needed. Peter is a native of Springfield and has attended Springfield Technical Community College for Telecommunications Technology. Dispatcher Cowles currently works for the City of Westfield Technology Center as the IT Communications Specialist for the City. He supports the Police, Fire, and Water Departments IT needs and is responsible for all the City Two Way Radio Systems. Dispatcher Cowles is a Certified Trainer for the National Center for Bioterrorism Research and Training in Prevention and Deterrence of terrorist Acts - law enforcement version, and has been certified in APCO PST 1, Incident Command System 100, 200, 300, 400 and 700. Basic Public Information Officer, and is an Amateur radio operator (call sign KB1QOY). Peter is also a Public Address announcer for Westfield Little League North, and Volunteers on the Westfield Emergency Management team.