P.O. Box 939062
San Diego, CA 92193
Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Sheriff’s
Communications Center provides the highest quality,
professionally competent public safety services to over
one million residents of San Diego County.
Emergency Services Dispatchers process over 1,600 calls
for law enforcement services each day, with
approximately one-third of those being 9-1-1 calls. In
addition to providing communications services to the
various divisions in the department, the center provides
communications services for a myriad of other county
agencies, including Public Works, Roads Department,
Probation, and the District Attorney’s Office.
During the year 2013, Sheriff’s dispatchers handled
283,433 calls for service on the 9-1-1/Emergency line. The State’s recommended maximum
average answering time for 9-1-1 calls is 10 seconds; San Diego
Sheriff’s dispatchers’ annual average answering
time on 9-1-1 was 7 seconds. In addition, Sheriff’s dispatchers
answered 389,019 calls on the administrative (non-emergency)
lines with callers waiting an average of only 41 seconds.
SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CAREERS
The Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for Sheriff’s Radio Trainee which
is an entry-level dispatcher position and Sheriff’s Emergency Services Dispatcher which is for candidates
with prior fulltime experience as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher. For more information or to apply,
visit the San Diego County Department of Human Resources Job Listing page.