The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be hosting an informational seminar on the application process to become a CHP Public Safety Dispatcher. Over 200 people are signed up who want to make a difference in public safety.
You may be in the midst of a chaotic moment, a health crisis, or even worse and the three numbers that come to mind to call in the emergency are 9-1-1. The people answering the phones are highly trained professionals who calmly give you direction on what to do, or perhaps give life-saving instructions. In addition to assisting the public, public safety dispatchers assist officers in the field by providing valuable resources and help officers get their job done.
The California Highway Patrol has 25 communications dispatch centers statewide that employ approximately 900 public safety dispatchers. Last year these employees were responsible for handling approximately 8.9 million calls for service.
“We are looking for members of our communities to join one of the most well-known law enforcement agencies in the world,” said CHP Central Division Chief Jim Abrames. “The CHP is looking for men and women who represent the diverse communities we serve to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California.”
Applications will only be accepted Dec. 18, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015. Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit www.chp_careers.com.
The seminar will be held at the Fresno Hotel and Conference Center at 2233 Ventura St., Fresno and will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
CHP officers, CHP Public Safety Dispatchers, and Supervisors are hosting the seminar and will be present to assist with questions.
The event is being organized by the California Highway Patrol Central Division Recruitment Unit and the CHP Fresno Communications Center. For additional information, contact Fresno Communications Center at (559) 441-5400.