Dispatch calls for police service for the Boston University Police Department. Answer telephone calls and text messages for requests for police services, enter the required information in the police computer and dispatch the appropriate police and emergency personnel response. Monitor and dispatch police officers to alarm activations on campus, disseminate sensitive law enforcement information to officers received through state and federal sources and make notifications to the University community of crime information and emergency messages sent through the Universitys alert notification system.
Requires: High School Diploma or equivalent, ability to multitask using a variety of database systems in the Police Communications Center, excellent verbal and written communications skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft windows, and one to three years of experience as a dispatcher. This position is subject to overnight assignments. Assignments are made annually through seniority bidding. Civilian dispatchers are also subject to mandatory overtime assignments based upon seniority according to needs and requirements as determined by police management.