Dispatch Recruitment

Edwardsville Dispatch

Want to make a difference? Join the Edwardsville Police Department as a Public Safety Telecommunicator. This position performs dispatching via radio, computer and telephone of police and fire personnel, in addition to answering 911 calls and non-emergency police department phone lines to dispatch. Responsibilities also include entering all data from phone calls into the dispatching system, processing walk-in inquiries and delegating them to the appropriate personnel.

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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently in a high-volume and fast-paced team environment
  • Sound judgment and strong problem-solving skills; ability to react quickly in crisis
  • Commitment to customer service and exceptional follow-through
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment
  • Must pass extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph and/or psychological examination


  • Starting salary $58,800 - $68,300
  • Uniforms provided
  • Vacation, sick, personal leave, comp time
  • Employee medical/dental/vision paid 100%
  • Holiday pay (120 hours) - Paid or comp time
  • 12 hour fixed shifts
  • Degree pay
  • IMRF retirement
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