Police Communications Dispatcher

Fremont Police Department - Fremont, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$76,490.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$76,490.00 annual
Top Pay:
$92,974.00 annual

Job Description


Are you interested in being part of a dynamic city where you can truly make a difference? Are you customer service focused? Do you work well under pressure with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment? Do you enjoy using your problem-solving skills to help the community? Then, the City of Fremont’s Police Department wants you! Examples of Responsibilities Receive, monitor and transmit verbal messages over a variety of communication networks. Receive information, questions and requests for service from callers who may be injured, confused or abusive. Obtain accurate information under difficult conditions. Record, classify and maintain records of all communications. Prioritize calls for service and dispatch appropriate services which affect the outcome of public safety service. Quickly evaluate emergency situations and develop logical working solutions. Learn police codes and various statutes. Provide information to field units, other agencies and the public. Other related duties as assigned.

Additional Information

SALARY and BENEFITS: $76,490-$92,974 annually

$2,022/month 2018 health benefit allowance

Premium Schedule– 4 days on, 4 days off

1 hour of workout time/shift

Annual leave starts at 192 hours/year, 264 hours/year maximum

104 hours/year of holiday pay

Exceptional CA State retirement plan

$650 annual uniform allowance

Opportunity for overtime pay

Excellent training and development opportunities

Opportunities to participate in community events

Culture of promoting from within

Appealing work environment– Dispatch Center has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 years old and older
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: none needed

Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements

Candidates must submit a resume and typing certificate (min. requirement 45 wpm) with their application. As part of the hiring process, candidates must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, physical which includes drug testing (as mandated by the Department of Transportation) and be able to distinguish and interpret the meaning of colors on video display terminals.

POST Communications Dispatcher Test: This position requires you to pass the POST Communications Dispatcher written test with a T-score of at least 51 dated within the last six months. Applicants have the following options for taking the test: Submit scores from other agencies Take the test at South Bay Academy for a $20 fee: http://theacademy.ca.gov/tests Wait for the City of Fremont to administer the test at no cost (offered approx. every 2 months) POST does not allow candidates to test more than once in a 30 day period.

Contact Informaton

Mike Gilfoy

Fremont Police Department
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, California 94538-2336
phone: 1(510)790-6674

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