We're Hiring Dispatchers!

  • Would you like to have a job that makes a difference?
  • Would you like to help the public and first responders?
  • Would you like a rewarding career with great benefits instead of just a job?
  • Would you like to be able to retire in 25 years?
  • If so, being a Certified Emergency Dispatcher with the Utah Department of Public Safety could be just the career for you.
A dispatcher sits at a computer looking at multiple screens.
A dispatcher sits at a computer looking at multiple screens.

What do dispatchers do?

  • Dispatchers are the critical link between callers and first responders.
  • The purpose of this job is to provide dispatching services to single and/or multiple jurisdictions which include, but is not limited to state and local public safety agencies, the Highway Patrol, local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and other state agencies.
  • Dispatchers receive calls for one or a combination of emergency police, fire, and medical services, and dispatch the appropriate personnel and equipment in response to the calls.
  • Dispatchers often make urgent decisions affecting the life, health, and welfare of the public and public safety employees.
  • Dispatchers are required to obtain Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification, and also Dispatcher Certification through POST within the probationary period and maintain both certifications thereafter.


  • One for One salary credit may be given for prior Emergency Dispatch experience
  • $2,500 hiring bonus for those with current Emergency Dispatch certification (Utah POST Dispatch certification)*
  • $1,000 signing bonus to a new hired Dispatcher with no experience or with out of state certification*

*After successfully completing full background investigation, polygraph and drug test


Our mission is to provide effective communications support for public safety agencies; provide useful communications services for the public; and effectively manage the state’s public safety communications resources.

Box Elder Communications
Box Elder County
Salt Lake Communications
Salt Lake & Utah Counties
Uintah Basin Communications
Daggett, Duchesne, & Uintah Counties
Price Communications
Carbon, Emery, Grand, & San Juan Counties
Cedar Communications
Beaver & Iron Counties
Richfield Communications
Millard, Juab, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Garfield & Kane Counties

Communication Services Provided For:

• State & Federal Law Enforcement
• Police and Fire
• Other Emergency Services
• Highway Maintenance
• Corrections
• Forestry and Wild Fire Services
• Wildlife Resources
• Parks and Recreation