East Hartford - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department East Hartford Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary$49,650 to $60,211
Location East Hartford, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

East Hartford Police Department, CT Police Jobs




The Town of East Hartford is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher.

East Hartford is a demographically diverse community with a population of about 50,000 in an urban/suburban environment.  Our Police and Fire Departments play a vital role in keeping the Town a good place to live, work, and raise a family.


The position of Public Safety Dispatcher interacts with the public as well as police, fire and emergency medical personnel daily in response to emergency and non-emergency incoming calls,

Daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering emergency and non-emergency phones and transmits information to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitoring telephones, radio and other electronic equipment in the Dispatch Center.
  • Dispatching Law Enforcement, Fire or EMS as appropriate, maintaining on-going contact with the responding personnel keeping them up to date on new information as it comes in.
  • Maintaining accurate records in the computer system regarding calls

Maintaining on-going contact with the caller, providing life-saving instructions as appropriate until emergency personnel arrive.

Requires strong public contact work experience, ability to successfully complete written and practical tests and capacity to remain calm in stressful situations. Computer experience desired.

Rotating shifts, including holidays and weekends.  Salary Range $49,650 -   $60,211.  Benefit package included, visit  www.easthartfordct.gov/human-resources.


  1. Register on PoliceApp.com in order to take the CPCA Dispatcher written exam. You must pass the CPCA Dispatcher written exam with a score of 70% prior to submitting your application for the Town of East Hartford.
  2. Employment applications must be submitted on-line at PoliceApp.com
  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at time of application submission.
  4. Applicants who successfully pass the written CPCA Dispatcher written exam will be invited (in order of written test score) to participate in a software program practical test on a laptop. Applicants must also be able to type 25 words per minute.
  5. Applicants passing the practical test will be invited to an oral panel interview.

Applicants certified by the State of Connecticut as a Telecommunications Operator preferred.

Closing date for application is January 04, 2019.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Skyeremateng@easthartfordct.gov

The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please direct questions regarding this position to Skyeremateng@easthartfordct.gov

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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