Westminster police dispatch a perfect career for those who are passionate, caring, multi-taskers


“Think of it as a controlled chaos,” is one analogy Westminster Police Department Communication Supervisor Kristen Kannard uses to describe a day in the life of a police dispatcher. Commonly referred to as 911 operators, public safety dispatchers are usually the first point of contact for any member of the public requesting the need for emergency services. Dispatchers are often referred to as the “first first responders,” Kannard said. Westminster Police Department currently has 10 full time dispatchers and is looking to hire two more to get the pool back up to the allotted number of 12, Kannard said. The…

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