Public Safety Dispatcher - Lateral
- Graduation from high school or GED required.
- Any combination of training, education, and experience
equivalent to at least two years of work experience in
communications involving one or more of the following areas:
dispatching fire/emergency medical services or dispatching
police services at a Primary Public Safety Answering Point
(PSAP), also known as a 911 Center.
- A typing speed of at least 35 net words per minute.
- Experience with computer data entry and/or in dealing
with emergency traffic.
A Public Safety Dispatcher is responsible for receiving
and dispatching calls and messages for police or fire/emergency
medical services and maintaining radio contact with mobile
units. A Public Safety Dispatcher works in the Public Safety
Communications Center which is responsible for multi-agency
dispatching and a valley-wide automatic aide system. Public
Safety Dispatchers may permanently be assigned to either police
or fire dispatching. Staffing and workload sometimes require
employees to also handle 911 calls. Calls and messages include
routine reports, referral information, and emergency calls for
assistance from citizens, and police and fire personnel
online for Public Safety Dispatcher Lateral or Public Safety
911 Operator. You can also call the hotline for additional
details at 480-644-3301 or 1-800-884-5480.
For questions regarding the Hiring or Testing process, e-mail
Mesa Police Department
Human Resources Section
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211