Communications Officer 911
Emergency Communications Officer (911) (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – December 18, 2018
I went through several months, testing, psychological exams, etc to become a 911 operator. I passed tests with flying colors and really enjoyed the training. Once I was live doing 911 calls the training was nothing like what we would've had to know and was way too fast paced to make someone comfortable while they have callers lives in their hands. The turnover rate is extremely high, days off vary because its 24/7 and people who have been there the longest get to pick their holidays off first. The pay isn't also worth all the emotional things you go through and hear. Also, be prepared to work overnights if you are new.