Getting a public safety dispatcher job.

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How did you get your start doing public safety dispatcher work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?


ok2bu in Los Angeles, California

105 months ago

Just check online at or type in the city you wish to work for (i.e. Burbank city jobs, Long Beach City jobs). If there is an opening, it will be listed there. Most agencies require a high school diploma or GED. If you don't have dispatch experience, list customer service jobs you've had (I was a waitress before becoming a dispatcher). Some agencies require a POST certificate which is obtained thru taking a class (you'll have to check schools/colleges which offer this course. Very few do. In the LA area, I know Rio Hondo College offers it). Other agencies will provide with the POST training.


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