about the position

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:

  • Handle 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls
  • Use a radio to dispatch patrol officers, parking officers, and community service officers
  • Monitor, inquire, and respond to all campus access control and fire alarms
  • Access, inquire, and update several law enforcement database systems
  • Dispatch during officer-initiated activity
  • Utilize CCTV


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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