Dispatcher discovers her dream job at Bakersfield PD


When describing the personality of Brandy Watts, the word “enthusiastic” immediately comes to mind, especially when the police dispatcher is discussing her career in law enforcement. As a dispatcher with the Bakersfield Police Department for more than 20 years, Watts, 47, and her fellow dispatchers take multitasking to level beyond what most people can comprehend. Whether the incoming 911 call is for a robbery in progress, an officer involved shooting, a baby not breathing or a child abduction, dispatchers must simultaneously answer the call and deploy officers to the scene. Watts thrives in the fast paced environment. “I’m fulfilled by…

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