Commission on POST

Dispatcher Candidate Information

The Dispatcher Candidate Information is designed to assist candidates in preparing for a career with a California POST-participating law enforcement agency. Provided below are links to the selection requirements and general training information. Dispatchers employed by POST-participating agencies must complete the 120-hour minimum POST-certified Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course within 12 months of appointment [Commission Regulation 1018(c)]. For more specific agency information, candidates should contact the many POST-participating law enforcement agencies.

Public Safety Dispatcher Selection Requirements (pdf) – this table outlines the POST minimum eligibility requirements for becoming a public safety dispatcher.

Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course - offers information about the dispatcher basic course.

Local Agency Policy – contains information about local agency policies in relation to POST requirements.