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500 South Sandusky Avenue
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Police Chief: David Koepke

Values: Committed to Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence

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Updated: July 27, 2018

Job Classification: Part-Time/Full-time Police Communication Operator/Dispatcher
The City of Bucyrus is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Part-Time or Full-Time Police Communication Operator/Dispatcher.  To be considered for this position, candidates are required to register with National Testing Network and take the ECOMM National exam. Candidates are required to submit a department job application in person at the Bucyrus Police Department. Applications can be downloaded here  or can be obtained at:


Please direct all testing questions to National Testing Network Customer Support.  Please DO NOT call the City of Bucyrus directly.  For questions regarding the hiring process please email bpd@cityofbucyrusoh.us
Salary Information:  $16.80 - $20.93 hourly

Contact Information:
Greg Stevens 

Department Overview: Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department in a hard-working Midwestern, small town, family-oriented community. Bucyrus is the small town in the middle of everywhere and we are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in emergency public safety dispatch communications profession emphasizing courtesy and integrity. We respond to about 12,000 calls per year. We collaborate with local organizations and projects such as Neighborhood Watch, Operation Hope, and Safety Town, among others.
Population: 12,362 

Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20
Examples of Duties include but not limited to:

  • Receives and monitors telephone calls and other messages requiring police, fire and/or service department action, and transmits calls for service to appropriate law enforcement, fire/medical emergency and/or service personnel.
  • Operates radio communication equipment.
  • Uses standard operating procedures to send and receive radio and telephone messages.
  • Receives and handles emergency or service calls by dispatching appropriate unit (s) to handle emergencies and/or service and may assist the caller with pre-arrival instructions.
  • Assists in a variety of clerical duties, which may include typing, and/or maintenance of police records.
  • Makes calls to assist officers in investigating statements made by subjects being questioned, or to assist officers in investigating other situations.
  • Operates equipment to enter data, to receive data, and to use data to advise police personnel as to whether vehicles and/or subjects are wanted for any reason(s).
  • Answers telephone inquiries regarding reporting of crimes, and/or division policies or procedures in reporting or handling them.
  • Monitors alarm panels.
  • Performs Deputy Clerk of Court procedures involving setting and taking bonds and accepting payment of citations.
  • Controls access to the Communications Unit.
  • Participates in required training courses.
  • Monitors video security equipment.
  • Female Communications Operators perform matron duties in the absence of a female Police Officer.
  • Operates Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) equipment.
  • Serves as Terminal Agency Coordinator (T.A.C.) as designated.
  • Uses a computer-aided dispatching system to assist in determining closest police/fire response.
  • Contacts designated wrecker services as directed by officers.

Supplemental Information:
Ability to transmit information verbally in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. 
Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties and responsibilities. 
Ability to respond to emergency calls in an appropriate, effective, efficient, and calm manner.
Other Requirements:

  • Regular and punctual attendance is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.
  • Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.
  • Be willing and flexible to work different shifts (including weekends and holidays) for 24-hour operations.
  • Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules, and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
Background must be free of prior felony convictions. Other disqualifiers/behaviors to be determined by the Chief, or designee. 

Probationary Period: Full-time Dispatcher one year, Part-Time and On-Call Dispatchers one year.Please carefully read the information below: 
Hours are to be determined. Shifts are scheduled 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am. Availability to work afternoon, evenings, nights and weekends are a must. Please indicated the hours you are interested in. 

Please note: Applicants for this position are REQUIRED to register with National Testing Network and take the Emergency Communications Operator Exam before being considered.



Our Mission


The Bucyrus Police Department will endeavor to make the City of Bucyrus a community where our citizens feel safe to reside, by engaging the citizens in a partnership with the Police and using everyone’s wisdom, support and resources to solve concerns of the community.

Our Values


Committed to Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence

Our Focus


  • Community Oriented Policing
  • A “We Care” Attitude
  • Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence
  • A People Oriented Workplace
  • Quality Leadership
  • Quality Employees