The Vacaville Police Department employs 173 full-time of which there are 58 professional staff positions. Public Safety Dispatcher is one of the employment opportunities open to professional staff. The Communications Center is staffed by 1 Communications Manager, 4 Communications Supervisors, and 15 Public Safety Dispatchers. Public Safety Dispatchers are the first point of contact for the public. They interpret and relay information to first responders and must be ready to make split second decisions. Public Safety Dispatchers provide pre-arrival medical instructions to the public.
Professional growth is a priority for the Vacaville Police Department. Public Safety Dispatchers are required to attend at least 24 hours of POST certified training every 2 years. Public Safety Dispatchers with the Vacaville Police Department attend an in-house academy which consists of training on both dispatching police and fire personnel.
2% COLA November 1, 2019
2% COLA November 1, 2020
Entry level: 18 months
Lateral: 12 months
(New member = no prior PERS/reciprocal employment or a break in service greater than 6 months)
(Classic member = prior PERS/reciprocal employment with less than 6 month break in service)