Anyone interested in becoming a dispatcher should schedule a sit along. You will be able to meet the current dispatchers, explore the Communications Center, and see what a typical day in the life of a dispatcher is. You can schedule a sit along by emailing JOINSMPD@cityofsanmateo.org.
In addition, ensure you’ve completed the twelfth grade or it’s equivalency to apply. Lastly, having scores from CritiCall or the POST Dispatcher Test is preferred. Additional requirements are listed in the application.
Take the CritiCall examination for free. Email a recruiter at JOINSMPD@cityofsanmateo.org to receive the virtual link.