Police Dispatcher

Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico

Salary: Hourly: $20.27 – $23.98.

Position Summary:

Receives incoming calls for police and security services, dispatches officers as appropriate, and monitors police radio alarms. Documents police and security service requests in an electronic records management and dispatch system. Operates National Crime Information Center (NCIC) console, a computer aided mobile dispatch system, and Zetron interoperable radio console.


  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must successfully maintain State of New Mexico Public Safety Telecommunicator certification.
  • Must successfully complete all internal police dispatch and related training.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University’s influenza vaccination requirement.
  • High School Diploma or GED and Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Public Safety Telecommunicator or eligibility for certification by waiver.