Police Communications Officer I
This class comprises entry level communications work involving monitoring and operating the police radio system and related emergency communication equipment. Police Communications Officers I have the responsibility of maintaining the location of officers on duty, dispatching units in accordance with established policies and procedures, and providing requested information or assistance to duty officers. Employees of this class operate computer terminals to obtain information regarding offenders and vehicles as requested by officers, and to prepare and maintain records and reports of service calls and complaints. Police Communications Officers I receive specific instructions for most duties, but have authority to work independently in certain designated areas. Employees of this class report to and have work reviewed by the Chief of Communications. This class ranks directly below that of Police Communications Officer II.
Requirements for Police Communications Officer – starting monthly salary of $3,000 plus incentives. Monthly salary increases to $3,698 after one year upon completion of certification.
APPLICANT MUST POSSESS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CERTIFICATE, HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT, AFFIDAVIT FROM THE ISSUING HIGH SCHOOL, ASSOCIATE’S OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE,OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT, ANY OF WHICH MUST INDICATE THAT GRADUATION HAS OCCURRED OR A DEGREE AWARDED. ANY LOUISIANA APPLICANT WHO PRESENTS A HOME STUDY DIPLOMA SHALL SUBMIT NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION INDICATING LOUISIANA BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (BESE) APPROVAL OF THE HOME STUDY CURRICULUM. NON-LOUISIANA APPLICANTS SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT PROOF OF COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM WHICH HAS BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE APPLICANT’S STATE OR STATE AGENCY. A CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION SHALL NOT BE SUFFICENT TO SUBSTITUTE FOR A DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY CERTIFICATE.
MUST POSSESS A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.
MUST NOT BE LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE.