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Public safety dispatchers are full time or part-time, non-sworn employees who, along with other tasks, receive emergency calls for law enforcement service and/or dispatch law enforcement personnel. As an employee for the City of Carlsbad Police Department, some of the benefits include:

Schedule and benefits

  • Dispatchers work a 3 day per week 12 hour schedule.
  • Excellent salary and benefits package.
  • All equipment and uniforms are provided.
  • On-site physical fitness center.
  • Education incentive pay.
  • College reimbursement program.


This position, Communications Operator II, requires possession of a POST Basic Dispatcher Certificate and at least one year of experience performing public safety dispatching.

Hiring process

Check the City of Carlsbad job opportunities page to determine if applications are currently being accepted.

If a candidate meets the minimum requirements to be a city employee, a candidate may be considered for employment upon completion of a thorough background check, which includes the following:

  • Credit check
  • Driving history
  • Criminal history
  • Polygraph
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological evaluation