• POLICE DISPATCHER (Lateral/Experienced)

    Posted: 05/07/2023

    Key Responsibilities


    This position will perform the key responsibilities listed below and/or may perform similar related duties not listed here.
    • Monitors radio receiver for all communications concerning police department and mutual aid radio channels.
    • Maintains two-way radio communications with emergency cars and other emergency units on assignments.
    • Maintains contact with all field personnel.
    • Receives emergency and other-type messages, secures and records/logs all information regarding type of emergency or incident, exact location, and other pertinent information.
    • Dispatches personnel and equipment according to standard operating procedures.
    • Keeps supervisor informed of general activities and emergency calls or situations.
    • Maintains accurate records of requests for service and other departmental activities.
    • May instruct other personnel in the techniques and use of the department's communication equipment.


    Minimum Qualifications


    Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

    Training and Experience:
    At least one (1) year experience in a law enforcement agency or Fire Department as an emergency call taker AND radio operator.
    Knowledge and Skills in: Correct English usage; general office practices and procedures; customer service techniques.

    Ability to: Learn the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, which governs the operation of radio transmitters or receivers; quickly recall from memory short-term information received; work under stress; exercise self-control and good judgment in emergency situations; study and maintain a knowledge of departmental policies and procedures, streets, and City geography; maintain clear and accurate records; follow written and oral instructions; speak clearly and distinctly; type at a speed of at least 40 net words per minute; work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed; and establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public in routine as well as stressful situations.

    Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nationalca/jobs/3330048/police-dispatcher-lateral-experienced?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

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