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Posted on: February 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Employment Opportunity: Police/Fire Dispatcher


The Wellesley Police Department is seeking a full time dispatcher for our combined Police and Fire Emergency Communication Center (ECC).  Dispatchers work an 8.5 hour shift, on a four day on, two day off rotating schedule.  There are opportunities for overtime, and earning compensatory time off as well.  Each shift has two dispatchers working in a newly renovated, state of the art dispatch center at the Wellesley Police station.  Dispatchers receive calls for service from the public, and then send the appropriate Police, Fire, and ambulance response.  All Wellesley 9-1-1 calls for services are received and processed at the Emergency Communication Center.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to explore a career in public safety, either at an entry level or for a career.  Many Wellesley dispatchers have gone on to become successful police officers and firefighters, both in Wellesley and the surrounding communities.  Several members of our current dispatch staff have more than ten years experience in Wellesley.  While previous experience is preferred, finding the right candidate for our dispatch center and our community is the priority. The Wellesley Police Department will provide all training for new dispatchers.  Continuing education is also supplied as are additional training opportunities throughout your career.  

Have questions?  Want to see what the dispatch center looks like?  Contact Lieutenant Marie Cleary at  for additional information.  

The official job description is below:  

Responsibilities include receiving, dispatching and recording telephone and radio communications, and NCIC and LEAPS communications according to FCC and Dept. regulations. Dispatches vehicles to calls for assistance. Keeps police and fire personnel informed of all facts affecting safety or the efficiency of their responses to the call. Performs all other duties as assigned. Performs typing and clerical functions. Must be able to work any of three scheduled shifts. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to type 35 wpm. Public safety dispatching knowledge of E- 911 and computer aided dispatching preferred. Expected hiring range is $23.55 - $25.88 per hour, commensurate with experience.  To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to by February 23, 2022. AA/EOE

 Click here for the Town of Wellesley job application 

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