The number one priority for a telecommunicator is officer and citizen safety. Telecommunicators are responsible for answering emergency (911) and non-emergency calls, accurately inputting critical information into a multifaceted computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, and rapidly determining the proper method of dissemination for a broad range of information. They also perform other duties including but not limited to: writing reports, serving subpoenas via phone, monitoring radio traffic, and performing inquires on criminal histories and driving records. Telecommunicators have to be able to maintain a composed demeanor during stressful situations and possess the ability and confidence to demonstrate quick decision-making skills.

Hiring Process

  • Minimum Requirements
    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • Be at least 21 years of age
    • Be a high school graduate, or the equivalent (GED)
    • Be fingerprinted (Provided by FCSO)
    • Have a medical examination by a licensed physician (Provided by FCSO)
    • Produce a negative result on a drug screen (Provided by FCSO)
    • Not have previously committed or convicted of a felony
    • Not have committed or convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor within the last 5 years
    • Not have committed or convicted of any combination of 4 or more misdemeanors in a lifetime