Police Dispatcher III

Posting Number

University Police Department

Department Website Link

Main Campus

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona is seeking experienced Police Radio Dispatchers to supplement UAPD personnel as needed.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Receives and responds to emergency and non-emergency calls including enhanced 911, and non-emergency calls from the public.

Processes and evaluates information received, prioritizes calls and dispatches appropriate units.

Relays pertinent information in a factual and concise manner; relays instructions or inquiries from remote units.

Monitors and coordinates public safety personnel activity and assignments via police radio.

Monitors and enters statuses, locations, and activity of public safety personnel on a computer-aided dispatch system.

Monitors security cameras, fire and intrusion alarms and dispatches accordingly.

Operates computer terminal to make inquiries into computerized databases to retrieve motor vehicle information and other criminal record files, as requested, following prescribed policies and procedures.

Enters data from officer reports into criminal information system on computer.

Accesses, enters, and maintains sensitive data in local/state/national databases as necessary for investigative purposes.

Monitors teletype messages and relays important information to officers.

Utilizes technology such as computers, radio systems, telephones, fax machines and other communication equipment to complete job tasks.

Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties.

Obtains complete and accurate information and quickly disseminates information, both in typewritten and verbal form; copies down long sequences of numbers or addresses; may be required to keep handwritten detailed logs of work at a quick pace.

Keeps informed of departmental regulations, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Former UAPD dispatching experience or have worked as a dispatcher with a law enforcement agency.


Full Time/Part Time
Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Work Calendar

Job Category
Protection and Safety

Benefits Eligible
No Benefits

Rate of Pay

Compensation Type
hourly rate


Career Stream and Level

Job Family
Police & Security

Job Function
Protection & Safety

Type of criminal background check required:
Fingerprint criminal background check

Number of Vacancies

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Veronica Varela

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Documents Needed to Apply

Special Instructions to Applicant

May be subject to a complete background investigation including polygraph and psychological examinations. Once your application is received, instructions for accessing and completing the background will be emailed to you. It is strongly encouraged to complete and submit the UAPD background, along with the required electronic documents as soon as possible.

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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