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15 Nov 2021

Police Part-Time Dispatcher

Groveland Police Department – Posted by Groveland Police Department Groveland, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Groveland Police Department is filling the position of part-time dispatcher. The duties and responsibilities are copied from the department’s policy and procedures manual and pasted below:



Communications is the lifeline between the public and the need for emergency assistance. It also ensures that on-duty police officers have the means for constant radio communications and informational data. It is of the utmost importance that qualified personnel are on-duty in the Communications Centers at all times. Should a breakdown of coverage occur, the lives and well- being of the public as well as responding emergency personnel could be jeopardized.


  1. Answer all incoming telephone calls in a timely, calm and civil manner and relay the the information to the appropriate person or agency.
  2. Immediately relay all emergency and service calls to the patrol officers on duty.
  3. Be familiar with the emergency procedures in order to dispatch the proper agencies.
  4. Keep all personnel dispatched to a call fully informed of any new information received relating to that call and respond to any requests made by the officer on the scene.
  5. Acquire a sufficient knowledge of the streets, businesses and other significant areas in the town in order to dispatch calls accurately.
  6. Have a complete knowledge of all communication equipment such as the CJIS in-house computers the 911 system office equipment and the telephone equipment.
  7. Report any malfunction or defect in the communications equipment to the Officer In-Charge.
  8. Use the watch tour monitor when there is a prisoner in a cell and monitor the prisoner on the surveillance cameras as well as all surveillance cameras monitored in the dispatch area.
  9. Be certified in CPR.
  10. Follow all departmental policies and procedures and follow all directives and orders from the Chief of Police or his/her designee.


  • High School Diploma
  • Current or able to obtain within three months all State 911 certificates and required training.


Nights, Weekends, and Holidays as needed.

Hourly Compensation: $21.29 Hour

Please send a letter of intent and resume to spetrone@grovelandpolice.com

No individual shall be denied any rights guaranteed pursuant to local, state and/or federal law on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. The Groveland Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of intent and resume to spetrone@grovelandpolice.com

Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Police. Job Tags: Groveland Police Department. Salaries: $20-25/hr.


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