Police Telecommunications Officer

Apache Junction, AZ
Apache Junction Police Department

Salary: $25.04.

Position Summary:

Performs the full range of police dispatch duties including 911, receiving and dispatching requests for police services, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) inputting functions. Responsible for dispatching and processing of calls and messages from police vehicles and personnel. Maintains various types of information logs and records of dispatch calls, warrants, stolen items and missing persons.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives, evaluates, and prioritizes emergency and non-emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire or other emergency services; determine the nature of the call, the priority, the location and number of necessary units to respond; dispatch and maintain accurate status and location of units; relay criminal information to authorized officers and agencies; coordinate with other agencies for multi-jurisdictional assistance.
  • Operate a multi-screen police dispatch console and multi-line telephone equipment; maintains proper radio communications in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Activate reverse 911 systems and/or Community Emergency Notification System.
  • Operate telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) equipment and access translation line when necessary; operate the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) security system including but not limited to locking and unlocking doors; monitor security cameras for the Police Department, City Complex, Public Works and Animal Control; monitor Apache Junction Police Department, Public Works and other agencies’ radio channels.
  • Maintain daily computerized log of Department Reports (DR) issued; enter, update, confirm and clear information including warrants, stolen items, stored/repossessed/stolen vehicles and missing persons in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) systems; maintain hard-copy Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment; update alarm permit program records; coordinate tow trucks and abandoned vehicles.
  • Research information including but not limited to warrant checks, criminal histories and driver’s license checks as requested by officers, administrators and various agencies; notarize affidavits and other paperwork; assist Records Unit with record request forms and records distribution.
  • May train new employees.
  • Support City policies, goals and objectives and work with management and other staff to ethically achieve such goals and objectives; ensure compliance with safety procedures.


  • Eligible candidates selected will be required to complete computer-based skill testing which includes a typing test and Criticall. Candidates must score a minimum of 40 wpm on the typing test and pass the Criticall testing to be eligible to move forward in the hiring process.
  • High school diploma or GED.