A dispatcher is a critical link between the community and patrol units in the field. Our state-of-the-art communications center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dispatchers may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
The skilled actions of our dedicated dispatchers are vital to our community and law enforcement professionals.
A dispatcher receives and transmit radio and telephone communications, processes all emergency calls withing the county, and dispatches law enforcement and non-fire personnel as well as:
- Determine priorities in accordance with established procedures
- Maintains contact with all units on assignment
- Monitors status and location of units
- Receives requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrant information.
- Appears in court as a witness
- See job description of detailed list of duties
Calaveras County Dispatch Communications Page
How to become a dispatcher
FAQ's about the written exam