The Communications Division is critical to the operation of the Police Department. Incidents generally begin and end with the dispatchers. Dispatchers are often called the "True First Responders."
The Communications Division is staffed with 12 full-time and 1 part-time on-call employees. Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts just as patrol does; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A … more
Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for answering all 9-1-1 phone calls, and Police and Fire emergency lines, determining the type of assistance needed and sending emergency personnel to … more
Dispatchers are responsible for answering 26 phone lines and monitoring up to 14 radio channels. On average, during a 24 hour period, the Communications Division handles over 300 telephone calls. … more
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Great Dispatchers have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, while making critical and even life-altering decisions. Dispatchers must work under pressure, never letting the severity … more
Once a City of Davis Public Safety Dispatcher completes a probationary period there is a chance to be assigned to special duties such as being a Communications Training Officer or a Tactical Field … more
Use 9-1-1 to stop a crime in-progress, report a fire or smoke, or call for an ambulance. Any incident, which threatens life or is an immediate threat to property, justifies a 9-1-1 call.
How does … more