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What Exactly does a Dispatch Assistant do? Whatever the Dispatcher tells them LOL. JK

Any specifics...

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Sorry I cant help you with this one Sammy. We are such a huge dept (insert sarcasm here) that it is just us dispatchers, one per shift


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never heard of that...call takers yes, but never an assistant.


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Assistant?? Ya mean there's somebody out there that has an ASSISTANT? Since we are larger..there are times we yell out for someone (anyone) to help us out. Like send a hit or call so & so things like that. 'Cause frankly sometimes we are being slammed so hard we can hardly take a breath much less do EVERYTHING!! If I am calltaking I try to help anyone I think really needs help. But there are a few who holler out who are not really THAT busy but are just lazy. Now THAT will piss me off!!

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Our agency is WAY too small to have a dispatch assistant. If it was up to me my translations would mean its the dispatchers bitch. lol

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My agency does not have dispatch assistants...would be nice though...we have call takers and dispatchers....

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narco33gal said:

Our agency is WAY too small to have a dispatch assistant. If it was up to me my translations would mean its the dispatchers bitch. lol

LOL Basically....

Taking calls helping the Dispatcher.. I figured if I got the job i could workl my way up to dispatch and get my own Dispatchers Bitch. JK

But yeah basically thats what it is.. LOL and I dont care it dont bother me,

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I've never heard of such a position. But a person that takes calls is a call taker. Which in some agencies is a separate position from the Dispatcher.


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We've got call takers..but haven't heard of assistants. Sign me up for one tho!

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Sure wish I could find a Deputy Assistant...

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GTS197 said:

Sure wish I could find a Deputy Assistant...

I wish we could find two patrol officers to fill the open positions we have....


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"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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LCarvin said:


GTS197 said:


Sure wish I could find a Deputy Assistant...


I wish we could find two patrol officers to fill the open positions we have....


We have a few open slots ourselves.

We've had 8 leave over the past 60 days. Alot of us are working extra hours to cover the shortages. I tend to be overly abused, since I am only one of two FTO's in my department....I start a new rookie on Monday

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GTS197 said:


LCarvin said:



GTS197 said:


Sure wish I could find a Deputy Assistant...


I wish we could find two patrol officers to fill the open positions we have....



We have a few open slots ourselves.

We've had 8 leave over the past 60 days. Alot of us are working extra hours to cover the shortages. I tend to be overly abused, since I am only one of two FTO's in my department....I start a new rookie on Monday


I am not an FTO, considered it for awhile, but then came to my senses.......some guys I wouldn't mind training, but then you don't have a choice on who you train....


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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True...the new guy I have starting Monday, has already been written up for being a knucklehead. We're going to have a CTJ meeting at the beginning of the shift. He needs an attitude readjustment.

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GTS197 said:

True...the new guy I have starting Monday, has already been written up for being a knucklehead. We're going to have a CTJ meeting at the beginning of the shift. He needs an attitude readjustment.

Love those CTJ meetings.....I'm sure you are just the man for the job!


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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Ugh...they get old.

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One day at a time.....at least you are giving and not receiving....


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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You coming on the 20th?

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I have to work......drink some for me ;-)


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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They are having a PHI (Practical Homicide Inv) conference in Houston the 22-24.....myself and another female officer are attending, you?


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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LCarvin said:

I have to work......drink some for me ;-)

You got it

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LCarvin said:

They are having a PHI (Practical Homicide Inv) conference in Houston the 22-24.....myself and another female officer are attending, you?

Afraid not...I only get approved to go to the TTPOA S.W.A.T. conferences.

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Oh...you ONLY get approved....lucky.....I'm a detective in training so...lots more dead body conferences for me..woohoo!!


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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Been there, done that...S.W.A.T conferences are much more fun :)

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GTS197 said:

Been there, done that...S.W.A.T conferences are much more fun :)

Amen to that

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narco33gal said:

Our agency is WAY too small to have a dispatch assistant. If it was up to me my translations would mean its the dispatchers bitch. lol

we are just bitches in my dept.. we do it all.. warrant entries, crim histories,admin BS, calltakers duties, records duties.... we get paid wayyyyyyyyyyyy less than what we should.

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narco33gal said:

Our agency is WAY too small to have a dispatch assistant. If it was up to me my translations would mean its the dispatchers bitch. lol

we are just bitches in my dept.. we do it all.. warrant entries, crim histories,admin BS, calltakers duties, records duties.... we get paid wayyyyyyyyyyyy less than what we should.