Sheriff Dispatcher I

Lexington, NC
Davidson County Government

Position Summary:

Performs responsible technical work on an assigned shift dispatching law enforcement personnel and equipment usually in response to emergency situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers emergency and non-emergency telephone calls; prioritizes calls; obtains detailed information, including directions and types information into computer.
  • Operates radios to relay information to the proper law enforcement personnel with the appropriate procedures; primary contact for law enforcement personnel.
  • Monitors the location and status of law enforcement officials in the field to ensure safety.
  • Uses Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer network systems to provide officers with information on warrants, driver licenses, license plates, stolen items, wanted/missing persons, criminal history background, etc.
  • Enters data from warrants/orders into computer and/or notifies other agencies when papers have been served.
  • Ensures that Deputies perform property checks at the request of property owners.
  • Dispatches wrecker companies as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Graduation from high school and some communications experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license is required.
  • Possession of NC Telecommunicator and Division of Criminal Information (DCI) certifications required.