Dispatch (603) 524-5252 Adminstration (603) 524-5257 Prosecutor's Office (603) 524-2330Fax (603) 527-1288
Dispatchers are the first point of contact the public has with the
police. Dispatchers receive emergency and non-emergency calls to the
police department. The calls come into the police via telephone,
computer system and radio. The dispatcher must determine quickly the
urgency of the request and dispatch officers to the scene.
Dispatchers need the ability to remain calm in emergency situations. The dispatcher must be able to think and act clearly during calls to the police station. The ability to multitask on the job is also an essential skill. Dispatchers must possess skills using telephone, computer and radio equipment while communicating effectively with callers and police personnel.
The department currently employs five full time dispatchers. Generally, the dispatchers work alone during the shift, managing all radio traffic, phone calls, and walk-ins.