Police scanners are switched on and off again and again in our newsroom so that our team knows exactly how important a dispatcher is for investigating crimes. The Bakersfield Police Department currently has dispatcher vacancies waiting to answer the call.
“If someone’s in the adrenaline rush, getting into the excitement found in these criminal films and on television, this would be their job,” said Tamia Smith, communications manager for the Bakersfield Police Department.
Five positions are open for what Smith described as stressful but exciting: a police supervisor with the Bakersfield Police Department.
They answer emergency calls, emergency and administrative lines and broadcast over the BPD administrative radio channel.
“We are mandated by the state to have a certain number of people for the answering machine at all times. Therefore, it is very important that you are reliable, reliable, show up to work and make quick decisions, use good judgment, and think quickly, ”said Smith.
All you need is a high school diploma or a GED and be able to type 35 words per minute.
After hiring, Smith said get ready for a three-week orientation and three training phases. You will learn how to monitor phones, the management channel, and the primary channel.
With training, Smith says you’ll also get:
“Everyone is very supportive of each other. We all strive for the common goal of providing excellent nonprofit and public services. So it’s like having a second family, ”said Smith.
You can apply here and the deadline is January 27th.