Police Dispatcher

Forsyth, MO
Taney County Sheriff

Salary: $ 17.98 per hour.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Dispatch Supervisor, the Dispatcher shall answer administrative and 9-1-1 lines; dispatch calls for service to multiple agencies; enter multiple articles into state and federal computer systems; refer calls to other departments, as necessary

Essential Functions:

  • Answer incoming 9-1-1 and administrative lines professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Process, document and determine appropriate response for emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Multi-task in a high call volume, high-stress environment.
  • Understand computer aided dispatch (CAD), state and federal (MULES and NCIC), various mapping, radio and phone systems.
  • Deal with difficult and uncooperative callers.
  • Dispatch calls for service to multiple law enforcement and fire service agencies.
  • Entry and validation of warrants, stolen articles and ex partes.
  • Answer, respond and document radio traffic accordingly.


  • High School Diploma or GED. Experience as a Dispatcher preferred.
  • High level of organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.