Police Dispatcher

Mobile, AL
University of South Alabama

Position Summary:

The University of South Alabama’s Police department is seeking to hire a Police Dispatcher. Interested candidates should apply to be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates base radios to communicate with department staff.
  • Answers telephone and directs calls to include emergency on-campus calls.
  • Greets visitors and provides directions.
  • Contacts appropriate personnel during emergency situations.
  • Completes forms.
  • Enters dispatch calls into a computerized dispatch system.
  • Accesses various data bases using a PC.
  • Maintains files.
  • Utilizes good verbal and written communication skills when answering calls and utilizing radios.
  • Remains calm and effective under heavy workloads and emergency situations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with public safety and other government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.
  • Stays abreast of all University properties and the location of each.
  • Regular and prompt attendance.
  • Ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required.
  • Related duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and one year of security or related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.