911 Dispatcher

Dispatch
  1. General Information
  2. Getting Started
  3. Training

Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer Duties

A 911 dispatcher takes calls and sends help and must be able to:

  • Follow oral and written directions quickly and accurately
  • Maintain a controlled and competent manner while working in a stressful environment
  • Operate radio, telephone, call director, and telecommunications device for the deaf equipment
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Receive emergency calls, transmit information, and coordinate agencies
  • Use the proper codes, techniques, and procedures in dispatching emergency units
  • Work professionally with other agencies and the public

Minimum Requirements for a Dispatcher

  • 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D, or equivalent

Disqualifiers

  • Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Currently on probation
  • DUI violations within the last 3 years
  • Felony convictions
  • Lying or withholding any information