Public Safety Dispatcher

Indiana University
June 10, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type




Job Summary

Responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency calls. Evaluates and disseminates all calls in order of priority. Dispatches appropriate units and follows established protocol. Answers emergency and non-emergency radio traffic and acts as a critical part of every incident by facilitating requests and ensuring procedures and protocols are followed. Enters data into department's computer-aided dispatch system. Accesses state and federal crime files through the Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).




High school diploma or GED.

Work Experience


One year of communications, switchboard, or dispatching experience.



  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.


Ability to obtain certification as IDACS / NCIC computer operator within six months of employment and maintain certification.

Ability to effectively communicate and exchange detailed information with a wide diversity of individuals in emergency situations. Ability to actively listen with a customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills. Organizational and multitasking skills. Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and act quickly and calmly during critical or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to problem solve and make quick decisions. Proficient computer skills including knowledge of database and word processing software. Ability to utilize telephone, multi-channel radio, and alarm systems.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Foundational

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Legal, Safety, & Protection

Job Family: Public Safety

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