City of Gulfport hiring new dispatchers

City of Gulfport hiring new dispatchers

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The City of Gulfport announced that it is hiring dispatchers to help operations within the police and fire departments.

Gulfport put out a job listing this week to fill the paid, full-time positions. The listing calls for people who are organized and can provide accurate and timely information.

When you call, you need to know that the person that’s picking up that phone is able to get the message through to those who are responding.

Community Relations Specialist Tiffany Neves described a day in the life of a dispatcher.

“On the job you have to go from taking a phone call to operating the radio, to running information. There’s so many different things; there’s so many different alerts in the room," she said.

Gulfport Police welcomes anyone interested in becoming a dispatcher to spend a day in the center to gain first-hand experience.

For more information on job requirements and how to apply, visit the City of Gulfport’s job openings page or contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228) 868-5900.

Police Dispatchers are emergency communications professionals who are called upon to ensure the successful transmission of information from callers in distress to responding police and fire personnel. The Police Dispatcher operates communications equipment to receive and transmit messages and information including police and fire emergencies. Information is transmitted upon request or according to established procedures. Their work involves providing accurate and timely information to police officers and dispatching the appropriate personnel to incidents and emergencies through a two-way communications system. If you think you have what it takes, contact the recruiting office at 228-868-5900 Ext. 6300 or email at jgriffin@gulfport-ms.gov.

Posted by Gulfport Police Department on Thursday, December 13, 2018

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