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Are you looking for a rewarding career that lets you make a positive impact on your community? Join the Georgetown Police Department as a Telecommunications Operator (TCO), also known as an emergency dispatcher. As a TCO, you will be one of the first people to assist those in need, providing a critical link between community members and the help they require.

Are you a mature, level-headed, quick-thinking, and problem-solving individual who values a “service first” philosophy and a great work-life balance? If so, we encourage you to join the Georgetown Police Department as a Telecommunications Operator (TCO). As a TCO, you will use a state-of-the-art CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system to coordinate service calls and dispatch emergency requests to officers. You will play a crucial role in providing immediate life-saving pre-arrival instructions, as well as timely police response to crime victims, making a real difference in people’s lives.

At the Georgetown Police Department, we prioritize work-life balance and offer numerous benefits to our employees. You will work in a supportive and dynamic environment that encourages career growth and professional development. Join us in serving our community and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

Georgetown is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, offering an exciting opportunity for those with a vision for the future and a desire to be part of a rapidly expanding department. We offer numerous opportunities for career advancement through our TCO career path, which includes progression from Emergency Communications Operator Trainee all the way to Emergency Communications Center Manager. Additionally, experienced Telecommunicators may be able to start with a higher designation and pay from the very beginning.

As part of the Georgetown Police Department, you will enjoy¬†great benefits and work in a fast-paced environment where you can make a real difference in people’s lives. Do not wait – apply now to become a TCO by clicking the link below.

Emergency Communications Operator (Trainee, Operator, or Senior)

Effective Date: June 2023
Entry Level Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$54,080.00 $56,592.00 $59,103.00 $61,615.00 $64,126.40
$2,080.00 $2,176.62 $2,273.19 $2,369.81 $2,466.40
$26.00 $27.21 $28.41 $29.62 $30.83
Grade 23 Grade 23 Grade 23 Grade 25 Grade 25
Entry level with no TCOLE certification 1 Year minimum and TCOLE Basic Telecommunicator Certificate 2 Year minimum and TCOLE Intermediate Telecommunicator Certificate 4 Year minimum and TCOLE Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate 8 Year minimum and TCOLE Master Telecommunicator Certificate
No TCOLE Certificate Basic TCOLE Certificate Intermediate TCOLE Certificate Advanced TCOLE Certificate Master TCOLE Certificate
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