Want to be a part of saving lives and making a difference every day?

The Lakewood Police Department is seeking individuals who are interesting in a career as a Police Dispatcher.


The position of a Police Dispatcher, also called a Public Safety Telecommunicator, is a critical piece of public safety in our community and are a vital link between First Responders and those in need. The Lakewood Police Dispatchers handle all call taking and dispatch for Police, Fire, and EMS.

Candidates must posses excellent oral and written communication skills, have knowledge of computers, proficient typing skills, have the ability to multitask in a busy and stressful environment, present a positive public image, be self-motivated, and work well with others.

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 with an annual step increase on your anniversary date.
  • Health Benefits
  • Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time
  • No previous dispatching experience required
  • On the job training provided

Click here to access an online application or come in person to the Lakewood Police Department to pick one up.

Contact Communications Supervisor Rhona Trella to drop off complete applications or with any questions you may have about the position or application: rtrella@lakewoodpolicenj.com

Scan here to view the application.