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Christin247 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months ago

911 Dispaycher Oral Exam/Interview - 48 Replies

Today I took the oral exam for a dispatcher position in San Francisco. I'm very anxious and was wondering if there is anyone involved in or who knows...

any in Bakersfield, California

Dispatch background check

Does anyone know what things can get you disqualified for the pre-background/ background check for dispatch?

Stephany in San Diego, California

Updated 17 months ago

Time Frame - 1 Reply

How long does it typically take to get a Disbatch job? Just had the Oral Interview last Friday, background check, drug test, polygraph,...

Emma in Auburn, California

Updated 26 months ago

New to dispatch - 8 Replies

I have been in dispatch for a month and sill get overwhelmed when handling more than 2 on radio and the phone. I take everything too seriously and...

Jauwyince Fountain in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 29 months ago

911 dispatcher interview questions - 1 Reply

I've already had two dispatcher interviews and have a couple more in the near future. My first interviews and similar questions that I've wondered...

Jay in Hempstead, New York

Updated 42 months ago

Tips for police dispatcher interviews. - 6 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming police dispatcher interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Ydc1231 in Los Angeles, California

Is it easy to get hired as a dispatcher?

The training seems rough but was it pretty easy to get your foot in the door?

Ydc1231 in Los Angeles, California

How thorough of an employment history/background check?

I am concerned that my dates of employment are not accurate; in addition, since the downturn of the economy, I got laid off a couple times. I am not...

Atlas To The Moon in New York

Police dispatch - how long did you train when you first started?

Hello! I recently started a new position as a police dispatcher. In this job, I do not take most 911 emergency calls since those are handled...

forusbrasilian in Pompano Beach, Florida

police dispatcher

I applied for police dispatcher trainee and I have my first test on Wednesday which is the multi tasking part. Can anyone give me some hints on what...

Tiffany in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 79 months ago

Sit-along - 1 Reply

I'm doing a sit-along on Friday and I was just wondering what I should wear. Should I dress like I'm going on an interview or can I dress and...

Clifton Coetzee in Johannesburg, South Africa

Updated 82 months ago

Polygraph test or Voice Stress Test - 1 Reply

I recently got a notice to do a "Performance Test" for a Dispatcher position and I'm excited and kinda nervous...but my question isn't about the...

Alejandro in Los Angeles, California

Updated 91 months ago

police dispatcher - 2 Replies

How do I get started? Do I need to take a class or just apply?

Shawna miller in Temecula, California

What type of pre-employment drug screening do they do for police dispatcher potition?

I heard that they do hair test screenings and was wonder if it was true our not. I was also hoping someone could give me advice on the entire hiring...

cheryl in Sacramento, California

Updated 98 months ago

What are typical police dispatcher salaries? - 1 Reply

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

Kristeninhumboldt in Humboldt County, California

Updated 99 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your police dispatcher career? - 1 Reply

What do you enjoy most about being a police dispatcher? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

634 in Davenport, Iowa

Updated 99 months ago

Top police dispatcher skills needed to get the job. - 8 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every police dispatcher must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your police...

Lillith in Longmont, Colorado

Updated 108 months ago

Getting a police dispatcher job. - 2 Replies

How did you get your start doing police dispatcher work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

Kapi'olani in Makawao, Hawaii

well i heard that MPD is hiring for dispatchers

hello my name is kapio and i was wondering if MPD was still in need for dispatchers. I really want a job that could have a good influence on my life.

Lee in Mount Morris, Michigan

Interview Tips

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming police dispatcher interview?


What are the best Police Dispatcher qualifications and training to get ahead?

What is the best training for becoming a Police Dispatcher? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective Police...


Are police dispatcher job opportunities growing or declining?

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most police dispatcher...

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