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The Egg Harbor Township Police Department operates an efficient Public Safety Communications Center, which serves as the 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and emergency dispatch for Egg Harbor Township and our adjacent shared-service partners, the Cities of Northfield and Linwood. As a unit integrated with the agency's mission, the Center also provides our residents with a service that is agile and scalable to help implement new tactics and strategies to deter crime and provide better service as they emerge. The service area of the 9-1-1 PSAP encompasses approximately 21.5% of Atlantic County's total year-round census population.
Can 9-1-1 be used if I use a TTY phone due to a a hearing impairment or speak a different language?
What types of questions might I be asked?
Our Communications Center serves as the 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and emergency dispatch for several emergency service agencies. It is staffed by civilian employees that are specially trained in emergency call-taking, pre-arrival medical instruction, CPR, and a variety of other specialized tasks such as the operation of State and National databases for wanted persons and motor vehicles, and radio system operation. Each Communications Officer participates in several hours of in-service training annually to maintain certifications, including Emergency Medical Dispatch, required under NJSA through the New Jersey Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services. While not required, several staff members have additional training in areas such as fire service dispatch, instructional methods, and communications management, while others also serve as Instructors for various subjects.
The operation is titled as the Communications Unit and organized within the Police & Community Services Bureau, commanded by Captain Raymond Davis. Everyday administrative operations are supervised by a Communications Supervisor. The Police Department also operates the Master Communications Officer (MCO) program, which recognizes an employee's ongoing professional development and involvement, with a target goal of a MCO being assigned to each working squad. The operation derives other benefits from the support services offered under the Police Department's umbrella.
Full-time operators are augmented by a part-time workforce that is used to maintain consistent staffing or to provide extra manpower where needed, making this position a flexible consideration if this work appeals to you. Most hiring announcements will require applicants to hold State recognized certifications for 911 and EMD prior to offer (The State maintains a training offering calendar here). Other requirements and job duties are discussed under the recruitment materials on this website.
|Communications Supervisor Matthew Cochrane (Administrative Only)||(609) 926-4065|
|Egg Harbor Township Communications Non-Emergency||(609) 927-5200|
|Northfield Communications Direct Non-Emergency||(609) 641-3122|
|Linwood Communications Direct Non-Emergency||(609) 927-5252|