Can your keyboard be a hazard to your health?
Police Dispatcher Keyboards Hazard to your health?
I just read a news article about how a typical office keyboard can carry 5 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Let that sink in for a moment, 5 times more dirtier than a toilet seat! Now that’s a typical office keyboard. Typical offices don’t operate 24/7 365 days a year but police dispatcher’s workplace does, so imagine how dirty that must be.
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Police Dispatcher and the Radio
police dispatcher main tool to communicate is via the radio
As a police dispatcher the main tool used to communicate with police officers is with radio system. Most modern radio systems are controlled by computer. In my communication center we have a foot peddle that turns on microphone in our headset. This allows the police dispatcher to free up their hands in order to type or do any number of things. Did I mention a police dispatcher is great at multitasking?
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Police Dispatcher in Hot Water
police dispatcher in public eye
Being a police dispatcher, actually any job in law enforcement, is always under public scrutiny. Police Dispatchers are kinda like celebrities…well a celebrity without the fame, money and twelve person entourage. Usually the only time the public hears about a police dispatcher is when someone has done something wrong.
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Police Dispatcher Training Tip – Slow Down
Police Dispatcher Training tip slow down
The police dispatcher training tips are bits of information that I give to new dispatchers at my communication center and thought I would share them. Today’s tip is to slow it down.
It goes without saying that a career as a police dispatcher is fast paced and sometimes the difference between life and death can be measured in seconds. It may seem counter intuitive that in such a fast paced work environment where seconds count that my police dispatcher training tip is to slow down. What you have to realize is that there is something more critical than getting something done fast and that is getting something done accurate.
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