I work as a dispatcher (for about 6 years) and I'm currently on maternity leave. I was originally planning on become a sworn officer but with the baby, this is a better way to balance home and work. My husband is also a police officer so I wanted to make sure we were not on opposite shifts. That is one very unfortunate drawback that you have to consider if your husband is an officer. Unfortunately a lot of husband/wives get opposite shifts and really only have a few hours together per week.
I have done all the physical tests, written tests, etc. All I can recommend is get onto a great weight training program focusing on upper body strength, look up HIIT training (interval running), and have fun! I loved training for the tests. I also very much love my career as a dispatcher. I work in a police department (not a call centre), I work with the same group of officers every time, and deal with a lot of fun and exciting stuff.
What test are you doing? The physical or written? I found the written very easy because I was already an experienced dispatcher so I knew the answers to all the scenarios, the physical is very tough but doable with training.
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Last edited by sacha; 09-04-2010 at 09:17 PM.