Westover Hills - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department Westover Hills Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Fort Worth, TX

Job Announcement

Westover Hills Police Department, TX Police Jobs



Job Description

Westover Hills is a suburb of Fort Worth.  The Westover Hills Police Department is a recognized Best Practice Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. The Westover Hills Police Department is dedicated to strong community policing and providing the residents of Westover Hills outstanding police services

Work is preformed indoors in standard office environment that occasionally requires lifting heavy objects such as departmental supplies and records.  In addition to the standard office environment, the police dispatcher may be exposed to firearms, potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons, life threatening situations, sitting for extended periods of time, and exposure to close contact with computer monitors.

Job Requirements:

Essential Duties

  • Dispatch and direct police and other emergency personnel.
  • Monitor and coordinate department activities.
  • Operate, maintain and validate data in local, state, national and international computerized criminal justice databases.
  • Solicit informational responses, coordinate and communicate responses and monitor on-going activities to enhance police officer safety.
  • Organize and maintain department file and records.
  • Operate and provide first line maintenance on all telecommunications and office equipment that is located in dispatch.
  • Provide on-the-job training for new dispatchers.
  • Perform other duties and special assignments at the direction of the Communications Supervisor

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Department computer operations.
  • Two-way radio operations.
  • Data entry
  • Word processing
  • Public records skills
  • English grammar and spelling
  • Records management
  • Typing
  • Word processing and computer operation
  • Use of other department equipment
  • Carry out simple instructions in written or oral form
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules and regulations in specific situations
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
  • Prepare routine correspondence
  • Prepare accurate documentation
  • Communicate effectively
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude when dealing with the general public

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED, with a minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university.
  • Previous experience preferred.
  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and drug screen.
  • Must be able to pass a minimum qualifying score on the Criticall 911 testing.
  • Have the ability to write clearly.
  • Have the ability to effectively work and communicate with co-workers, the general public and public officials.
  • Basic Telecommunication License preferred issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Please direct questions regarding this position to msnyder@westoverhillspd.org

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