Capt. Kevin Haight
Commander - Statewide Communications
Idaho State Police
Captain Kevin Haight brings over 20 years of passion for public-safety service to the foundation. He has developed a passion for the emergency dispatching profession, including the furthering of professionalization and standardization initiatives within the 9-1-1 system. He is an outspoken critic of apathetic postures towards emergency dispatching by public-safety leaders and policymakers, arguing for interventions of the status-quo.
Captain Haight joined the Idaho State Police as a state trooper in 1999. During his law enforcement career, he has served in patrol, recruitment, executive protection, field training, honor guard, commercial vehicle safety, crash/crime scene reconstruction, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and is currently the Captain of the agency’s Statewide Emergency Communications program. Captain Haight has also served as a law enforcement liaison for the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety, was a member of its Strategic Highway Safety Plan's Aggressive Driving Committee, and as a member of the Twin Falls City Traffic Safety Commission.
Captain Haight is a commissioner on the Idaho Public Safety Communications Commission, chairs its PSAP Standards & Training committee, serves on the board of the Idaho Chapter of APCO/NENA, serves as a regional representative on the APCO/NENA National Joint TERT Initiative (NJTI), serves on the APCO ProCHRT committee, and serves on the board of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation. Captain Haight holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management (Organizational Leadership) from Ohio Christian University, has completed Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.