Full Time Public Safety Telecommunicators

Want to be a part of saving lives and making a difference every day? Come join our team! These positions are a critical piece of public safety in our community and are a vital link between responders and those in need. We handle call taking and dispatch for Police, Fire, and EMS.

Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, have knowledge of computers, have the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a busy and stressful environment, present positive public image, work well with others, and be self-motivated.


  • Valid NJ Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation, drug test, and hearing test.

Hours are:

  • 07:00-15:00 (dayshift)
  • 15:00-23:00 (evenings)
  • or 23:00-0700 (midnights)

Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Shifts are picked by seniority as per the AFSCME Union Contract.

  • Starting Salary is $51,548.00
  • Top Salary $77,914.00
  • Shift Differential for Evening and Midnight Shifts (after training period)
  • Health Benefits
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick, and Personal Time
  • Pension
  • On the job training provided

Click here to access an online application.

Applications can be dropped off at the Lakewood Police Department Watch Commanders Office
231 3rd Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701

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