Dispatcher / Communications Officer

CBN/Regent Campus Police Dept. – Virginia Beach, VA

Our campus police department is seeking a Dispatcher/Communications Officer to provide essential communication and support services by routing calls utilizing radio, telephone, and computer-aided dispatching systems.  This individual will monitor security equipment and process routine and emergency calls.  

We are open 24/7 so need someone who is willing to work any shift of a 24 hour period and be available for emergency on-call overtime.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Previous dispatcher, customer service and/or telephone-related experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and lead in emergency situations
  • Ability to interact with the public and co-workers in a positive professional manner
  • Ability and willingness to work any shift assigned, including weekends and holidays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office, Outlook and Internet savvy
  • Strong attention to detail with commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to successfully pass Dispatch assessment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • CPR and First Aid certification, preferred or ability to obtain
  • Certified Police Dispatcher preferred, or must acquire and maintain necessary certifications within one year from date of hire
  • Required to learn job-related material through oral instruction and observation, structure lecture, and reading to effectively perform job duties
  • Must pass thorough criminal history background investigation, drug and alcohol testing, and random post-employment drug screenings
  • Must possess current Virginia Driver’s license and have good driving record
  • Ability to hear and visually monitor surveillance equipment while performing data entry and documentation through entire shift
  • Ability to react quickly, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions fully and accurate
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and lift up to thirty (30) pounds
  • HS diploma or GED with some college desirable