University Police Dispatcher

Carrollton, Georgia
$14.48/hr minimum - $17.85/hr midpoint
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


University Police Dispatcher

Division: Business & Finance

Department: University Police


Nature of Work

The primary focus of the dispatcher position is to serve as a conduit in which information is transmitted between the public and police personnel so appropriate action can be taken. Major responsibilities of the position are answering the department’s telephone lines and radio systems; dispatching calls, recording information in the records management system, operate the Georgia Crime Information Computer (GCIC), monitor campus alarms and access control system, monitor the closed circuit television system, and perform other duties as assigned. The ability to multitask is essential for this position.
Just west of Atlanta, The University of West Georgia is a vibrant, 24 hour campus with over 12,500 students. UWG is a diverse academic community and is committed to providing a safe environment for those who work and study here as well as those who visit our campus. The University Police Department supports this mission by playing a critical role in the safety and protection of all constituents and serving as a campus partner to other departments that address the needs of the students.

Required Qualifications

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen. High school diploma or GED required. Applicant should have well developed keyboarding skills (40 wpm minimum) and be familiar with MS Windows. Applicant must be able to speak English fluently, with a clear voice. Since the dispatcher is responsible for working with multiple pieces of equipment, applicant must have full upper body movement. Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen (hair), entry level dispatcher test, voice stress test, psychological screening and extensive background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer an associate degree or two years towards a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.


$14.48/hr minimum - $17.85/hr midpoint

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Since the dispatcher is responsible for working with multiple pieces of equipment, applicant must have full upper body movement. Normal office environment with long periods of sitting.

Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Posting Detail Information: S00602P            


Applicant Documents

Required Documents: Resume & Cover Letter 

Optional Documents: Up to 3 Letters of Reference