Public Safety Dispatcher

This is a different career, a unique opportunity, a chance to make a difference. As a proud member of the Berkeley Police Department, you have a chance to protect and serve a community made up of diverse, hardworking, creative, and passionate people. We make wellness a top priority for our members by partnering with O2X, which offers on-site customized wellness programs, personal training, readiness assessments, and other tools to assist you in staying healthy. Our department recognizes that mental health is essential. We provide peer support services, EAP coverage for you and your family, and paid on-duty workouts.

salary &

  • New Hire Signing Bonus $5,000

  • In Training Salary 69K, $5,802 a month

  • After Training Salary 96K, $8,049 a month

  • Top Step Dispatcher with incentive pays $126k, $10,570 a month

  • CalPERS Retirement City pays full medical for you & your family: KAISER PLATINUM PLAN (ZERO cost to you)

    • Cash in lieu if you don’t elect for city coverage

  • City Delta Dental Plan for you & your family: 90% coverage, $3K annual dental, $3K lifetime orthodontics

  • $1400 annual uniform allowance

  • Special assignments w/ premium pay

    • Dispatch Trainer 5%

    • Tactical Dispatcher 5%

  • Bilingual Pay 2-5%

  • Longevity Pay

    • 3%-20 years

  • 2–6 weeks’ vacation depending on years of service

  • 14 Paid holidays and 3 floating holidays

  • Shift differential pay: 7.5% swing, 10% nights

  • 4-day work week

  • Commuter benefit

  • Customized wellness program partnered with O2X offers: on site specialist, personal trainer, readiness assessments, and online tools

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Interested in starting a career with the Berkeley Police Department. Use this form to get in touch and a recruiter will reach out to you.

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