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Police Dispatcher- hourly


Police Dispatcher- hourly

  • req2529
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • VCU Police Department
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
VCUPD has an exciting opportunity for an hourly Police Dispatcher to join our team!

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

The mission of the VCU Police department is to provide a safe and secure learning, living and working environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Benefits include:
  • $2,000 bonus for pre-certified part-time dispatchers
  • Free access to VCU Police Department gym facilities 24/7


To provide a 24/7 comprehensive emergency communications and warning service for the University, Hospital System and the general public by receiving and dispatching calls for police and security services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of DCJS Basic Dispatch Certification and VCIN Class "A" Certification.
  • Previous Emergency Dispatching Experience.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • Must have accurate data entry experience. Valid DMV operator license.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude.
  • Ability to perform emergency dispatch support work with accuracy, speed and minimal supervision; demonstrated ability to read and interpret agency policies, procedures, and regulations, to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse populations, to work in a team environment with all levels of local, state, federal, university and private sector.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions; to read maps and interpret information, route multiple incoming emergency calls and make decisions to successfully coordinate multiple functions for multiple agencies.
  • Ability to analyze data in order to make decisions and maintain situational awareness across the Commonwealth.
  • Ability to operate complex technological systems such as the Common Operating Picture and Crisis Management System.
  • Ability to work in a 24-hour operation, 7-day rotating schedule is required.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, may be assigned mandatory overtime up to 12 hours.
  • Must be able to function physically and mentally under extreme stress and during emergency situations.
  • Ability to complete DCJS Basic Dispatch Certification and VCIN Class "A" Certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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