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Police Dispatcher Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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After each call, how do you evaluate your performance?

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List of 30 Police Dispatcher Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    After each call, how do you evaluate your performance?

  2. 2.

    Proper filing of reports is critical. Talk about your documentation skills and how you keep your records organized.

  3. 3.

    Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  4. 4.

    Talk about one weakness, as it relates to your work as a Police Dispatcher. How will you work to improve this weakness?

  5. 5.

    When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.

  6. 6.

    Describe your communication style. Why will your approach to communication be helpful as a Police Dispatcher?

  7. 7.

    What do you believe to be the most essential quality of a Police Dispatcher?

  8. 8.

    A Police Dispatcher must pay exceptional attention to the small details. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

  9. 9.

    Can you stand above pressure and make calm, rational decisions in the wake of an emergency?

  10. 10.

    Talk about your written communication skills.

  11. 11.

    Do you have any diversity training experience? Talk about the ways that you embrace diversity in the workplace.

  12. 12.

    Talk about your clerical skills, and how they will help you succeed as a Police Dispatcher.

  13. 13.

    A Police Dispatcher must react appropriately under pressure. Give me an example of a time when you had to make a split second decision.

  14. 14.

    Do you have current certification in CPR and First Aid? Are you comfortable giving CPR instructions on a call?

  15. 15.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as a Police Dispatcher, so far?

  16. 16.

    Are you willing to learn the rules of the FCC in regards to frequency use?

  17. 17.

    The need for police assistance never ends. Are you willing to work holidays and weekends?

  18. 18.

    Our Police Dispatchers are very busy. What kind of work volume are you capable of handling?

  19. 19.

    If there were a domestic dispute phone call and a potential suicide call at the same time, but only one available officer, where would you send the officer?

  20. 20.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as a 911 dispatcher, so far?

  21. 21.

    Have you spoken with other Police Dispatchers regarding what this career is like?

  22. 22.

    What advice would you give to a fellow dispatcher who was stressed out?

  23. 23.

    A Police Dispatcher must know the region in which they operate. How strong is your geographic knowledge?

  24. 24.

    When have you shown great integrity at work?

  25. 25.

    Why are you the best Police Dispatcher for us?

  26. 26.

    Describe a job where you've provided service to a wide variety of people from diverse racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

  27. 27.

    While on shift, how often do you create alternate scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

  28. 28.

    How familiar are you with criminal law in our region?

  29. 29.

    How would you handle a call from a panicked person who was speaking unintelligibly?

  30. 30.

    As a Police Dispatcher, you will be on the phone for the majority of your shift. How do you feel about this?