Emergency Communications Operators (Dispatchers)

The Communications Division is a mixture of specially trained call-takers, dispatchers and supervisors who handle all police, fire and emergency medical services calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The division is managed on a day-to-day basis by a combination of police and fire supervisors, under the command of a police lieutenant.

Emergency communications operator qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen
  • High school diploma or GED
  • No criminal record

Applicants must be able to pass a written exam, physical exam, typing test, panel interview, background investigation and psychological screening.  

No application necessary before testing date; candidates must provide a valid form of identification upon arrival at the test. 

March 2019 Testing Dates

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