Bristol - Dispatcher

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Department Bristol Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Deadline May 30, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bristol, RI
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Performs highly responsible communications work in receiving and dispatching police emergency calls and messages to the appropriate authorities and personnel.  Maintains and retrieves records and file information for dissemination to patrol units and personnel.  Assumes responsibility for initial deployment of public safety personnel and equipment. Maintains files and records and reproduces copies as required.

The Bristol Police Department provides twenty-four-hour and seven-day-a-week law enforcement service. Dispatchers fill three (3) shifts and work five (5) days followed by two (2) days off.



  1. The goal of the recruitment process is to aggressively recruit qualified candidates by providing maximum public awareness and access to all segments of the population
  2. Qualifications: All applicants for the position of dispatcher must meet the following standards and requirements:
  3. Must be a United States citizen
  4. Must be at least 18 years of age on or before appointment
  5. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  6. Shall have satisfactorily completed four years of accredited high school or the equivalent thereof.
  7. Cannot have been convicted of or otherwise admitted to having committed any felony in a court of law. A conviction or admission to a misdemeanor may be considered a disqualifying factor depending upon the totality of the circumstances (i.e., sentence, facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, distance in time, nature of the incident).
  8. Must be of good moral character and habits.


  • Oral Board Interviews
  • Background Investigations
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination 



The Bristol Police Department, in cooperation with the people of Bristol and in partnership with other public and private agencies, assume a leadership role through a problem-solving approach, as we work together to make Bristol truly New England’s outstanding “community by the sea”. The Bristol Police Department works to prevent crime and disorder, reduce citizen fear of crime, provide for the safe and efficient flow of traffic, provide a variety of noncriminal activities and improve the quality of life of all community members.



Nestled between the Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bay, Bristol serves as the hub for activity in the East Bay region. Each year, visitors from around the world are drawn to Bristol for its historical sites, community events, world-class cuisine, and scenic coastline.

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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