Become a Dispatcher

Emergency Communications Specialist

Starting Pay: $19.09 - $22.12

These non-sworn members of the police department are responsible for specialized and highly-skilled telecommunications and radio communications work of more than average difficulty. Dispatchers are responsible for providing citizens and Public Safety agencies of the City of La Vergne with the highest level and quality of service in the operations of equipment associated with a Public Safety Communications Center and an Enhanced 911 (E-911) Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). 

Dispatch is a 365 day, 24/7 operation. This position is "mission critical" and classified as a safety sensitive position.

La Vergne Dispatch

Open positions are posted to the La Vergne jobs board.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years-of-age.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must pass an in-depth background check with no criminal history.
  • Must pass a medical physical examination, vision test, audiology (hearing) test, drug screening, and submit to random drug screening upon employment; required psychological evaluation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a valid Driver License.
  • Must have no history of any felony arrest, no misdemeanor arrest involving moral turpitude, and no arrest for D.U.I. or drug-related offense.
  • Must be willing to attend training in TIES/NCIC and other Criminal Justice Information System functions, and pass all required tests with a minimum of 75%.
  • Must pass CritCall Public Safety Dispatcher/Calltaker test (click here or visit the jobs board for more information).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of college courses (at least 64 semester hours) preferred.
  • Experience in law enforcement, fire, or EMS Dispatch function, or an E-911 PSAP answering function highly preferred.
  1. Brent Hatcher

    Brent Hatcher

    Deputy Police Chief


  • Paid healthcare, dental and vision insurance
  • 401a and 457 retirement programs with up to 8% contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities