The Gloucester Township Police Department Telecommunicator, or Dispatcher, is often the unsung professional of the emergency response team. Unlike local police departments who use County Telecommunicators, the Gloucester Township Telecommunicators work jointly with our police officers right on site in our headquarters where we have our updated Community Policing and Emergency Dispatch Center.
These professionals, who gather essential information from callers, and dispatch the appropriate first responders to the scene, must be able to take control of situations that may be chaotic, heart-wrenching, stressful, confusing, and frenzied. They must be organized, adept at multi-tasking, level-headed, and trustworthy. Their work within emergency response services often places them in the middle of life or death situations, so requirements and training for these positions are often stringent, rigorous and unwavering but a rewarding and vital piece in public safety.