They serve as radio dispatchers of police resources and perform all other clerical and administrative duties related to the provision of emergency service. There is per-shift pay as well as night-shift pay differential. This position is subject to a series of investigations before appointment. Medical and psychological guidelines have been established for this position.
Dispatchers play an important role in transportation and public safety services. Systems will be in chaos without a reliable point person manning the telecommunications stations. Due to the difficult nature of the job, hiring managers want to make sure that they get only the right people.
You've probably been in traffic somewhere when a police car goes speeding by with lights flashing and sirens blaring. If you're like most people, you've probably wondered where they were going. But have you ever wondered who sent them zipping down that highway in the first place? How did they know they were needed? A police dispatcher directed them.