- Apr 27, 2004
What training/education is required for the job? I ask because a few dispatchers in my area seem to have no clue what they are doing.
otrebla said:What training/education is required for the job? I ask because a few dispatchers in my area seem to have no clue what they are doing.
cschmit said:About a week ago I was listening to the MPD and dispatch sent a single car(2 officers) to a call on a possible drug deal going down. A short bit later the one officer calls back in about a foot chase with the suspect having a gun and shooting. After about 5 min or so the suspect was caught and arrested, while this was going dispatch kept asking if they should send more help. When this all ended the officers sounded pretty frustrated and a few other officers later chimed into dispatch stating, "Next time send more help in the first place". Dispatch got pretty mad about those comments but I have to say I agree with the officers. A sticky situation needs more then one car responding.
stateboy said:That is baffling to me. MPD usually rolls two 2-man cars for everything and even if the dispatcher didn't by the time other beat cars hear someone with traffic like that, there are 10 squads running Code 3 to get over to the scene.