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Part-time Dispatcher opportunity

Tyngsborough Police Department Job Posting – Part-Time Public Safety Dispatcher

 Position:     Part-Time Dispatcher

Salary:         $  22.53   Per Hour


Summary of Duties:

Civilian dispatchers work under the direction of the Communication Supervisors and fall within the communications department under the supervision of the Chief of Police.  Dispatchers are responsible for answering and processing all incoming calls for Police, Fire, EMS, Highway, and Animal Control Operations.

All 911 calls are received and dispatched through the communications department using a computer aided dispatch system (CAD).  Responsible for the operation of telephone, radio and computer related equipment as necessary following established policies and procedures.  Duties include conducting law enforcement inquiries, data entry, cancellation and modification and receiving and dispatching medical calls using emergency medical dispatch (EMD).


Working Conditions:

Part-time position(s) do not receive benefits.  Part-time Dispatchers, once fully trained, will receive a minimum of eight hours per week and must meet all training requirements established by the State 911 Department.


Qualifications & Entrance Requirements:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work any shift including nights, weekends, holidays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to multi-task and work in a high-stress environment
  • Successful completion of a thorough background investigation

Certifications in E911, CPR, EMD, LEAPS, and experience with IMC preferred, but not required


Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted no later than October 31st to:

Tyngsborough  Police Department

Attn: Communication Supervisor Walesca Gomez

20 Westford Rd

Tyngsboro, MA 01879


The Tyngsborough Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Department Activity; August

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –       16
  • Traffic citations written                                          –      196
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –        92
  • 911 calls received                                                      –        90
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –  2,467
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     307
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –       52
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        14
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)


We will never forget 


Press release; Tyngsborough Police, Regional SWAT Team, Resolve Armed Standoff

TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department took a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside his home and allegedly assaulted a relative, threatened to harm police, and brandished a large knife.


Out of an abundance of caution, Tyngsborough Police officers made the decision to activate the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) SWAT Team, which brings highly-trained police officers drawn from more than 60 municipalities to the scene under the local control of Tyngsborough Police.


The call came in at 1:25 a.m. and by 3:30 NEMLEC SWAT negotiators were able to convince the suspect to surrender without further incident. 


Chief Howe praised the professionalism of the Tyngsborough and SWAT officers working together toward a peaceful resolution.


“This is yet another example of the importance of having mutual aid available for municipal police departments in the form of highly-trained, specialized officers who can come in, as part of our command structure, and work to resolve sensitive situations,” Chief Howe said. “Thank you to our fellow law enforcement agencies in Middlesex and Essex counties for your invaluable assistance.”


Under to the Domestic Violence Act of 2014, no further information about this incident may be released, including the suspect’s name, booking photo, the location of the incident, or any information about possible criminal charges. Further media inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.