Police Radio Dispatcher FAQ

Q: What is the minimum age to apply? 

A: Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. 

Q: Do I have to take a typing test? If so, how many words per minute is required to pass the typing test? 

A: Yes. Candidate will be required to take and pass a typing test demonstrating their ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. 

Q: What is CritiCall? 

A: Criticall is a computer-based assessment that tests for the skills required to perform the duties associated with the 911 dispatcher/call handler role. The test is divided into multiple sections, each assessing a different skill. Applicants take this test, after successfully passing the typing test. 

Q: If I fail the typing test, can I retake it? 

A: If you do not pass the typing test, you cannot retake the until the next recruitment cycle. 

Q: How much do Police Radio Dispatchers make? 

A: Starting pay for Police Radio Dispatchers is $43,318.08. 

Q: How long is training for Police Radio Dispatcher? 

A: Training for Dispatchers is seven (7) to ten (10) months long. 

Q: How long is the hiring process for Police Radio Dispatchers? 

A: The average hiring process can take four (4) to six (6) months.