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BPD hiring dispatchers, apply by Jan. 27

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 21:10:04-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — If you are looking for work and have ever been interested in what it's like to be a dispatcher for the police, the Bakersfield police department is hiring.

BPD recently shared a Facebook live with their communications manager who detailed what the job entails.

Communications Manager Tamia Smith said "last year, collectively we answered 702, yeah 702,000 calls on average, approximately. So, our dispatchers monthly handle about 2,100 calls to 3,000 calls. Just depending on what's going on."

The role of a police dispatcher includes receiving calls for police, fire, and medical aid services or information.

As well as dispatching personnel and equipment for emergency service through the use of telephone, radio, computer-aided dispatch system and other communications equipment.

Pay starts at about 3,500 a month.

The deadline to apply is January 27, you can find a link to apply here.