Successful Dispatchers shall demonstrate excellent verbal, reasoning, memory, and perceptual abilities. As such, at a minimum, Dispatchers require completion of the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (POST Dispatcher Test) with a minimum T-score of 52 within one year of date of application. All applicants are responsible for obtaining and submitting their own test scores at the time of application.
For candidates seeking a local resource for testing, please contact The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (The Academy) at www.theacademy.ca.gov and self-enroll to take the required test prior to applying for this position. Test dates are limited so please contact The Academy as soon as possible.
South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium
San Mateo, CA: 650-574-6466
San Jose, CA: 408-270-6458
Please note, you must register online at www.theacademy.ca.gov for a test session.
NOTE: The Dispatch Academy certification does NOT satisfy the testing requirement.
Test results from other training organizations will be accepted so long as they meet the California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) requirements for public safety dispatching.