The Apache Junction Police Department Police Telecommunicators show dedication to the public like none other. Dispatchers serve as the lifeline between Apache Junction residents and officers. Answering 911 and non-emergency calls, they are committed to ensuring that Apache Junction is a community where people feel safe.
As a Communications Dispatcher, you receive comprehensive training to fulfill the role of both call taker and radio dispatcher. When working as a call taker, you handle a range of calls for service, including emergency and non-emergency situations, serving as the primary point of contact for the police department. Regardless of the type of call, you adhere to our department's high customer service standards.
In the role of a radio dispatcher, you assign calls to officers, track their status, and log inquiries into various databases. You serve as a critical link between officers in the field and the police department. Whether officers are responding to a potentially hazardous situation or a minor incident such as a barking dog, they rely on your ability to provide swift and accurate information and to ensure their safety.
High school diploma or GED
Proficient typing and data entry at a minimum of 40 wpm
Dispatcher positions work rotating shifts that include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime, as needed