Police Dispatcher 1

Junction City, KS
Junction City Police Department

Salary: $17.00.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Our Dispatchers performs and maintains clear, effective, and professional radio communications with police officers, sheriff’s deputies, fire department, and other emergency and non-emergency personnel at all times with the highest concern for officer and citizen safety. As a Dispatcher, the primary duties entails entering dispatch calls into the in-house computer, keeping track of times, and maintaining a running log of activities in each case.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains clear, effective and professional radio communications at all times.
  • Dispatches emergency and non-emergency requests for service to multiple agencies.
  • Answers all 9-1-1 calls gathering as much pertinent and accurate information as possible.
  • Provides EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) information on medical requests or as the need should arise.
  • Enters, modifies, and validates all NCIC (National Crime Information Center) entries for the Junction City Police Department, Geary County Sheriff Department, and the Grandview Plaza Police Department.
  • Verifies warrant checks (local, county, out-of-county, as well as NCIC confirmations) through the in-house computer.
  • Operates and monitors the Department teletype system.
  • Maintains information log, tracking officers answering calls throughout the City, County and Grandview Plaza.
  • Activates storm warning system to begin siren indicating severe weather and operates teletype to receive messages from the National Weather Service.
  • Performs records checks and drivers’ license checks for City licenses.
  • Researches and provides criminal history information requests for employment through the in-house computer.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability of type a minimum of 35 wpm with minimal mistakes is required.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and computer proficiency is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain N.C.I.C. certification.
  • Possess the ability to make decisions in crisis situations and to work under extreme stress.
  • Ability to deal with members of the general public, communicate ideas effectively and in a clear and concise manner.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal guidelines when dealing with person(s) arrest history, records and/or fingerprint information highly preferred.