Police Dispatcher

Redford Charter Township, MI
Redford Charter Police Department

Salary: $20.89 – $29.09 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of a command officer, employees in this classification are responsible for the central radio and telephone communications with the police and fire departments, as well as booking and lodging prisoners in the police department.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives 911/emergency/medical requests for assistance for the police and fire departments.
  • Dispatches police and fire personnel and equipment as needed and maintains communications with them.
  • Routes incoming calls for assistance to the appropriate parties.
  • Processes incoming prisoners by inventorying their personal property and securing it.
  • Photographs, fingerprints and records the acquired data in the township computer system.
  • Places prisoners in cells, monitors their condition, feeds them, dispenses approved medication, prepares them for court appearances and releases them as directed.
  • Maintains prisoner data on electronic equipment as used by the township.
  • Communicates with other agencies and operates the L.E.I.N. terminal.
  • Enters and retrieves data from electronic files and other sources.
  • Other duties may be assigned as the need arises.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver license with five or fewer points if required by the department.
  • Keyboarding ability of 20 words per minute minimum.