The Avalon Police Department actively hires relief dispatchers year round. We handle dispatch duties for the Stone Harbor Police Department, as well as our own. From May through September we utilize two dispatchers for each shift and have several relief dispatchers at our disposal to fill in shifts when needed.
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.
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.
During training pay will be prevailing minimum wage. After training, relief dispatchers will be paid starting at $14.00/hour.
All applicants must be:
- (18) years of age
- U.S. citizen
- Possess a valid Driver’s License.
- High school diploma or equivalency certificate
NJ 9-1-1 and NJ EMD certifications are preferred, but not required. The Avalon Police Department will cover costs of training if needed.
If you are interested in a career in Dispatching, please visit our Employment tab for application.