Police Communications Operator

Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Salary: $37,418 – $44,000.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates police radio, telephone and computer terminals to relay information between police units, complainants, citizens or other agencies.
  • Carries out directives of the Shift Supervisor.
  • Requests for escort service and directives as assigned.
  • Announces radio station identification calls on an hourly basis.
  • Broadcasts detailed descriptions of missing and/or wanted persons.
  • Provides record/warrant checks for police personnel.
  • Prepares assignment sheets as directed.
  • Maintains logs and records relative to police operations.
  • Responsible for assisting the Shift Commander within adjacent areas safeguard equipment and material in the Communications Control Room.
  • Maintains Administrative Call-In log, recording time when shifts report for duty, and leave usage.
  • Monitors closed-circuit television, computerized card access, alarm systems and follows prescribed procedures for effective use thereof.
  • Submits reports when required and/or requested by competent authority.
  • Maintains accurate database records for all BSU parking citations, daily, as assigned by the PCO Lead/Supervisor.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


  • A High School Diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of clerical experience. Prior experience with dispatching preferred;
  • Possess good communications skills.
  • Must present an attentive appearance when speaking with campus personnel and visitors, being courteous and willing to serve the University’s best interests at all times.
  • Must become familiar with Police Force directives sufficient enough to carry out the functions of the position and stay particularly alert for emergency situations, such as, but not limited to, Fire, Bomb Threats, Helicopter Flights, Radiation Safety, etc.