Working as a first responder is not easy. In addition to the criminal activity that you’re exposed to, it can also be mentally demanding. With all of the much-deserved praise that we give our law enforcement officers, healthcare workers, and firefighters, it’s easy to overlook the role of police dispatch. We can’t even begin to imagine what our dispatchers go through as they’re the first line of communication during a time of need. Whether it’s guiding an expecting mother who’s gone into labor over the phone or keeping a victim calm while a crime is in progress, our dispatchers deserve the utmost respect.

The Nampa Police Department/City of Nampa recently posted a job opening for Emergency Services Dispatcher with a salary ranging between $19.55 to $29.69 an hour. Not bad pay, right? Let’s see if you have what it takes to land the job of Emergency Services Dispatcher.

Do You Have What It Takes To Work Dispatch For Nampa Police?

With the Nampa Police Department seeking to fill a dispatch position, we looked into what it takes to serve as an Emergency Services Dispatcher.

So now you're working dispatch... will you experience any of these face-palm worthy encounters?

Let's get into the most facepalmed 1-star reviews of Treasure Valley Police Departments!

Can You Imagine Working Dispatch When This Secret Operation Went Down In Boise?

Here in the Treasure Valley, we aren't used to seeing large groups of arrests or frankly, any serious crimes. On Tuesday, September 21st, however, the Boise Police Department hauled in 11 arrests in one successful "sting" operation.