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Police Communications Operator

Police Communications Operator

 

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Police Communications Operators are uniformed civilian employees who work in the new, state-of-the-art, Anne Arundel County Police 911 Center. They are responsible for the expedient and effective handling of thousands of calls for police/emergency service in Anne Arundel County. Police Communications Operators must be able to multi-task, work well under pressure and excel in a fast-paced environment. Some computer and typing skills are required.
Police Communications Operators fall into two categories: Call Takers and Dispatchers. The dispatcher position requires further training.
Minimum Requirements:
U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age, H.S. Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license.
** No Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Convictions.
How to Apply:
  • ​We are currently not hiring for the position of Police Communications Operator.​
F.A.Q.'s:
What is the starting salary?
  • PCO I (Call Taker) pays $17.24/hour
  • PCO II (Dispatcher) pays $18.10/hour
What does the application process consist of?
  • Applicants must complete an on-line application;
  • Pass a written/computer exam which tests knowledge, computer skills and multi-tasking capabilities;
  • Pass a thorough criminal record/background check.
What type of schedule does a Police Communications Operator work?
  • Anne Arundel County Police Communications Operators work a schedule similar to that of a police officer.  The schedule requires 8 hour shift work that rotates between days, evenings and overnights.
Questions:
For questions, please call the Recruitment Hotline at (410) 222-8677 or email at joinaapolice@aacounty.org

 

 

 

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