Police Dispatcher

Civilian
San Diego Police Department - San Diego, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$21.75 hourly
Top Pay:
$26.22 hourly

Job Description

Poice (radio) Dispatchers operate a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) radio console.  Dispatchers monitor assigned radio frequencies and track the status of police field units.  Each Police Dispatcher is responsible for an average of 35 field units at any one time.  Duties include dispatching emergency field units by radio voice communication to crime scenes and/or providing aid and assistance to field units; determining the relative priority for each incident and the needed response for situations ranging from minor noise complaints to high speed chases and homicides; updating incident information by quickly typing data on a computer console keyboard and broadcasting radio messages to field units during emergencies.  Every applicant must take a computerized, simulated dispatcher test to ascertain the applicant's computer and data-entry skill level.  Computer experience is not required, but the position necessitates the use of a Computer Aided Dispatch System.

Additional Information

A career as a Dispatcher offers many satisfying and rewarding opportunities to help others and make a contribution to public safety.  This challenging, fast paced work requires quick thinking and problem solving abilities, and excellent public relations skills. 

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: High school Diploma or GED
  • Experience: none required

Must have the legal right to work in the US.

No felonies.

No Domestic Violence.

No DUI's withing the last 5 years.

Contact Informaton

Jennifer Duffy

San Diego Police Department
1401 Broadway
San Diego, California 92101
phone: (619) 533-5789

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