Tarrant County College District
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DT Police Department
Performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeps official records and assists in the administration of standard operating policies and procedures of the dispatch center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Monitors telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answers all incoming calls and ascertains nature of call, gathers all necessary information to transmit or relay
Dispatches police and other response vehicles for emergency responses
Broadcasts nature, location and time of incidents
Contacts all required personnel and other local concerns such as the fire department in the event of an emergency situation
Insures the presence of reserve units be contacting personnel designated for callback
Relays information as required
Maintains log on radio and telephone communications, location of personnel and equipment
Maintains ongoing contact with the responding personnel and keeps them informed of all incoming pertinent information
Tracks various information such as traffic lights out and streets closed and keeps emergency personnel informed
Maintains dispatch center work area and equipment in clean and working condition
Operates radios as needed and assists in radio communications; operates base radio as required
Operates office machines as required
Composes, types and edits correspondence as required
Maintains dispatch documents and records
Obtains information for officers using teleprinter and provides officers with requested information
Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Must be at least 21 years old
Ability to speak clearly and communicate well, discern routine and emergency situations and provide accurate information to responding police units
Experience working with computerized systems
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
Experience as a police dispatcher
Basic telecommunications license from TECLOSE (required within one year of employment)
TLETS/NLETS Basic Operator's Course (required within six months of employment)
TCIC/NCIC for full Access Operators (required within six months of employment)
TDD/TTY for Telecommunications
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
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Tarrant County College is an Equal Opportunity/equal access institution.
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