The Communications Center is the hub and heart of the San Diego State University Police Department, where POST certified dispatchers receive emergency and non-emergency calls. To maintain constant radio contact with University Police Officers, the center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We have one full-time lead dispatcher, four full-time regular dispatchers and two trainees, whose duties include:
- Handling 911 emergency calls
- Duress phone calls
- Emergency elevator phone activations
- Non-emergency calls
- Radio dispatching of patrol officers, parking officers, and community service officers
- Walk-up service window
- Monitoring, inquiry and entering changes of the campus card access system
- Monitoring the campus fire alarm system
- Accessing, inquiring and updating several law enforcement database systems
- Officer initiated activity
Eligible dispatcher candidates must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens who have applied for U.S. citizenship. You must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid California driver’s license.
All applicants must pass a panel interview, a written exam, comprehensive physical exam including drug testing, a psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation.