The Communications Center is the hub and heart of the San Diego State University Police Department, where POST certified dispatchers receive emergency and non-emergency calls. The center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A sample of dispatcher duties include:

  • Handling 911 emergency calls
  • Duress phone calls
  • Emergency elevator phone activations
  • Non-emergency calls
  • Radio dispatching of patrol officers, parking officers, and community service officers
  • Walk-up service window
  • Monitoring, inquiry and entering changes of the campus card access system
  • Monitoring the campus fire alarm system
  • Accessing, inquiring and updating several law enforcement database systems
  • Officer initiated activity

Eligible dispatcher candidates must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens who have applied for U.S. citizenship. You must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid California driver’s license

All applicants must pass a panel interview, a written exam, comprehensive physical exam including drug testing, a psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation. 

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