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The Cambridge Police Department is looking to replace a dispatcher position.
Posting date: January 17, 2017
Position: Police dispatcher
Hours: Varies by seniority
Rate of Pay: Starts at $13.92; 1 year at $14.74; 2 years at $15.56; 3 years (top rate) at $16.38
Definition: Serve as an official representative of the police department. Dispatch police patrol units to crime and accident scenes and maintain contact. Input information into computer as required. Answer telephones and radios; act as a receptionist for those coming into the lobby of the department.
Equipment & Location: Must be able to operate the following equipment: telephone (including E-911), radio, CAD, MDT, LEADS computer system, fax machine, typewriter, intercom system, and any other equipment essential to the position.
Essential Functions: Receive and transmit information using telephone, radio, computer, and personal contacts. Received, interpret, and transmit data and other information for the E-911 equipment. Keep accurate logs of activities occurring during the shift. Dispatch appropriate personnel and equipment. Ability to describe situations demanding such responses. Enter information in CAD and other computer files. File reports, Documents, and correspondence in proper files.
Answer inquiries from public concerning local and state laws or direct them to the proper source of information. Make officers and supervisors aware of pertinent information. Monitor surrounding area law enforcement and other emergency services during normal and emergency situations. Act as notary for various court systems. Keep assigned area presentable by performing general house cleaning duties. Perform duties requiring similar skills and/or as assigned by superiors.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, of good character, trustworthy, honest, and in good physical condition. Have excellent diction and hearing as well as fluently speak, write, and understand English. Possess high school diploma or equivalent. Able to pass background check and drug screen. May be subject to a pre-employment polygraph examination.
Employment Application: Must be picked up and returned to the Civil Service Commission office located at 1131 Steubenville Avenue, during the office hours of Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Office is closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Complete the application in it’s entirely and return by 4 p.m. on February 3, 2017 (Deadline).

Chief: Mark Delancey       

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Service Units

Uniformed Patrol Division
Detective Division
911 Dispatch Unit
Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and K-9
Administrative and Support Personnel

Assistance Provided:
- Emergency response and support services to the public and the criminal justice community.
- Investigation of criminal activities within the corporation limits of the City of Cambridge.
- Citywide traffic services for the safety of our citizens and all who travel through our city.
- Assistance to all citizens in improving their quality of life and safety while living in the city.


To deter criminal activity and have the safest roadways possible within our jurisdiction, for the citizens of Cambridge.
To investigate and record criminal activity in a prompt, professional and efficient manner.
To staff our department with knowledgeable, well trained and educated police officers.
To enlist the support of the community in attaining our goal of improving the quality of life, and to keep them informed through effective communication.
To discharge our duties in a professional and ethical manner.
To provide equipment pursuant to officer safety, operational necessity and technological advancements.
To allow the Cambridge Police Department to be an enjoyable and safe place to work and conduct business