Becoming a Public Safety Dispatcher

Start the process with an online application. All applications are submitted though City of Lincoln's Human Resources Department. If you would like to be notified when the next application cycle begins, sign up for electronic notification.

During the selection process, candidates must pass a written test, oral interview, background investigation, medical evaluation and psychological evaluation. Candidates must be successful in each phase of the process and may be eliminated or disqualified at any point for failure to meet the criteria. The entire selection process typically takes 60 to 120 days.

Upon hiring, dispatch recruits complete a 6 week academy and field training program.

If you are interested in finding out more information about becoming a dispatcher, please contact us by filling out our information request form.

Selection Process Flow Chart

Hiring Timeline