Southington - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department Southington Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary$27.28 per-hour
Location Southington, CT

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Southington Police Department, CT Police Jobs

Southington Police Department

Entry Level Public Safety Dispatcher (Telecommunicator)


Pay:                                        $27.28 per-hour (32/40 hours per-week) *contract under negotiations*

Employment Benefits:            Union Benefit Package

Deadline:                                 Friday, September 7, 2018


Public Safety Dispatcher (Telecommunicator): Collective Bargaining Position:

The Southington Police Department is seeking a Public Safety Dispatcher to work within the Southington Police Department Communications Division.  Dispatchers are required to dispatch Police, Fire and provide EMD Services. 

The complete job description and application can be obtained at the below-listed areas:

  • Southington Police Department website
  • Town of Southington website
  • Southington Police Department Facebook Page
  • At the Southington Police Department

Minimum Application Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a G.E.D.
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Application Process:

  • Candidates must take or have current CPCA written test score within six months of their application date for the dispatching position. The passing score is 70% or higher.  The upcoming written test is listed below:
    • August 25, 2018, Bloomfield Middle School, Bloomfield, CT.
  • Testing information can be found at Jobs & Training “Entry Level Testing Program.”
  • Once you have a valid/current test score applicants must go to and fill out the online application.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Additional Testing

  • Computerized Keyboarding test
  • Oral Panel Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Resume Review
  • Command Staff Interview
  • Board of Police Commissioners Review

Probationary Employee Qualification/State Certifications (after employment):

  • State of Connecticut Telecommunicator Certification
  • State of Connecticut Collect System Certification
  • Power Phone Emergency Medical Dispatching Certification


The application process is being conducted by  Questions can be sent to the following:

Lieutenant Stephen Elliott


The Town of Southington is an equal opportunity employer

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