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Dispatcher in Police Department, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Police

Position Hours:
Full time, 12 hour shifts from 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Job Duties:
  • Answers incoming calls for the Police and Fire Departments and responds appropriately by receiving pertinent information from the caller, dispatching proper units as required, relaying information to proper agencies, and/or taking messages as appropriate. Coordinates emergency calls and relays information and assistance requests involving other public safety agencies.
  • Enters, updates, and retrieves information from teletype networks relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registrations.
  • Maintains contact with all units on assignment; maintains status and location of field units; answers non-emergency and maintenance services calls for assistance; monitors alarms and dispatches assistance as needed.

  • High school diploma and on-the-job training plus NCIC and CPR certifications or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Pay Info:
Salary range $41,080.23 to $57,513.36 annually (FY 22–23) with budgeted merit and cost-of-living increases. Excellent benefits package includes 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health insurance and basic dental premiums paid by the city.

How to apply:
Application is available online and at the Customer Service Counter, West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed applications may be mailed to Assistant Police Chief Bruce Wade, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044 or emailed to or faxed to 803.939.2780.

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.