The Avalon Police Communications Center is staffed by civilian employees and is the hub of our department, where virtually every call for service originates.

Dispatchers are required to perform a full range of radio and telephone operational duties in directing public safety personnel and equipment. They document all calls for service by generating a report on a Computer Aided Dispatch, (CAD) reporting system.

All Avalon Police Dispatchers are trained and certified in 9-1-1 and Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD). They receive numerous emergency and routine calls for police services and must properly identify and dispatch calls. Additionally, they are required to answer all 911 calls for Fire and EMS services and appropriately transfer these types of calls for services to the Cape May County Dispatch Center who ultimately handle dispatch duties for Avalon Volunteer Fire Department and Avalon Rescue.

The Avalon Police Communications Center is a very fast paced and sometimes stressful working environment. Dispatchers must be able to multi-task, think quickly and be proficient in typing.

If you are interested in a career in Dispatching, please visit our Employment tab for application.