Fairfield - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department Fairfield Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary$48,393- $65,746
Location Fairfield, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Town of Fairfield

Entry Level and Connecticut Certified Public Safety Telecommunicator

Fairfield Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

Closing Date: May 31, 2024

The Fairfield Police Department is hiring Dispatchers to work out of the Fairfield County Regional Dispatch Center (FCRD), which provides Police, Fire, and EMS dispatch services to the towns of Fairfield and Westport, as well as Fire Dispatching services to the town of New Canaan. We are currently accepting applications for both certified dispatchers and entry-level candidates.  The Town of Fairfield is participating in the Connecticut Police Chief’s Association's (CPCA) hiring consortium.  As such, all candidates must successfully take and pass the CPCA Dispatcher’s Exam, which is held periodically online.

How to Apply

Step 1 – You must register on PoliceApp.com in order to take the CPCA Dispatcher written exam.  These tests are given at various dates.  You must register on PoliceApp.com for these examinations.  You must pass the CPCA Dispatcher written exam with a score of 70% prior to submitting your application.

Step 2Applicants who have successfully passed the written CPCA Dispatcher Exam will be called for interviews based on their written score results.  The interviews will be held in Fairfield on dates to be determined. 

Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications must be met prior to employment with the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate (or have passed a recognized General Educational Development Test.)
  • Successfully pass the following:
    • Connecticut Police Chief’s Dispatcher Written exam with a score of 70%
    • Preliminary interview and assessment
    • Medical Examination / Drug Screen
    • Background investigation
    • State of CT and any other certifications deemed necessary to perform the essential job functions of an emergency Telecommunicator.
    • Any other tests as may be determined


Any of the following will eliminate eligibility for employment with the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Any Felony Convictions
  • Any Conviction of a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor (under CT Law or in any other jurisdiction that if committed in this state, would constitute a Class A or B misdemeanor.)
  • Conviction of any act which would constitute perjury or false statement

The Fairfield Police Department will conduct a background investigation on each applicant once a conditional offer of employment is given.   This will include examination of each candidate’s driving history, criminal record, employment history, and past/present illegal drug use.  Prior conduct in police/security/corrections/dispatching fields along with basic honesty and integrity will be extensively examined.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range is from $48,393-$65,746 (at 15 years)
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical and prescription plan
  • Dental and Optical plan
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(a) Retirement plan. Town will match employee’s contribution up to 5%.  Vested after 5 years.
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 7 Paid Vacation days after 6 months of employment
  • 14 Paid Vacation days after 12 months of employment
  • Shift Differential Pay / 4 on 2 off work schedule

Important Information

  • Conditional offers of employment do not guarantee a position as a Telecommunicator. Applicant must successfully complete all phases of testing to be hired. 
  • The applicant recognizes that all statements made on or in connection with his or her application are true, complete, and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. The applicant understands that incomplete, false, inaccurate, or misleading information given in the application, interview(s), or during the course of the background investigation will result in the rejection of the job application and/or withdrawal of any conditional job offer.  Any false information provided during the pre-employment phase, whether willingly or accidental, which is subsequently discovered, may result in immediate dismissal if currently employed.
  • Direct any questions regarding this position to Captain Felix Esposito at fesposito@fairfieldct.org
  • Individuals requesting a reasonable accommodation should submit an e-mail request in writing to to Captain Felix Esposito at fesposito@fairfieldct.org


The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to fesposito@fairfieldct.org

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