Redwood City, CA, USA


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The Redwood City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Per-Diem COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHERS. Using a sophisticated Computer Aided Dispatch terminal, the Communications Dispatcher receives emergency calls from within the public requesting police, fire, medical, or other emergency service; determine priority, and dispatch police, fire, ambulance, or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintaining contact with all units on assignment and maintaining status and location of police field units and fire units; Monitoring emergency alarm boxes; Coordinating emergency calls and relay information and assistance requests involving other agencies; Entering, updating and retrieving information from networks relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles and other information. Hours will vary depending on scheduling needs, and will be approximately 20-40 hours per month.


The ideal candidate will embrace the City’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; will have a strong work ethic and a track record of reliability and successful performance; will use initiative and independent judgment; will be a team player who likes working with a variety of City staff and the public and have a sense of humor.