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Police Dispatcher

Northbrook, Illinois



Village of Northbrook

1225 Cedar Lane

Northbrook, IL 60062





Salary: $59,173 - $87,151

Population: 34,000

Application Deadline: 5/21/18




The Northbrook Police Department is accepting applications for the position of public safety dispatcher. This process is to identify a group of eligible candidates interested in this position.



Persons hired for the position of public safety dispatcher will:

  • Receive 911 emergency and non-emergency calls

  • Dispatch Police response

  • Monitor status of units

  • Maintain related records


Duties also include:

  • Operating LEADS, NCIC, and Village computer networks to retrieve law enforcement related information as needed


Dispatchers operate multi-faceted communications devices, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), in-house computer systems, voice recording systems and Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). Must have experience with computers and Windows operating systems.



Candidates must:

  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Possess, or be able to obtain within the first year of employment, a current Law Enforcement Agency Data System (LEADS) certification

  • Have a High school diploma or GED required

  • Have one to three years related communications or Police Department experience preferred

  • Be skilled in keyboarding

  • Exercise good judgment

  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality in the performance of your duties


Candidates must multi-task efficiently and under pressure. This is a public safety position and the unit is staffed twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The work schedule will vary to include day and night hours, weekends, holidays, and extended hours in emergency, disaster, or other situations influenced by workload or staffing shortages. Successful candidates must pass applicant testing including polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, background investigation, drug screening, and hearing test.

Candidate must have a professional demeanor and sensitivity to maintain effective working relations with other employees and interact tactfully with the public to resolve situations that may involve high levels of stress, often in emergency circumstances.



This is a union position with a salary range of $59,173 to $87,151.


Email application, cover letter and

resume by May 21, 2018 to:


with Police Dispatcher in the subject field




Mail to:


Village of Northbrook

Human Resources Manager

1225 Cedar Lane

Northbrook, IL 60062


If mailed, applications should be postmarked no later than 5:00 PM, May 21st.



Applications are available on the

Northbrook website at:










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