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I have been working at Springdale Police Department - Arkansas full-time (More than 3 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookRecommendsNeutral Outlook
Coworkers and environment are laid back. There aren't a lot of ridiculous and strict rules. Most everyone here is really easy to get along with. Turn over is high just because of the industry and people thinking they can handle it when they can't, so there's the potential to move up in the ranks pretty quickly. You can learn a lot here, especially in the area of keeping your cool under stress. Great for a resume. Good benefits package.
In dispatch there isn't really any room for promotion unless a manager quits. Then there's lots of people gunning for that job. If you're wanting to move into another job though, 9-1-1 dispatcher is a good thing for a resume. You see how the world really works, there's very little good in it and a whole lot of bad.
Advice to Management
Shift managers are all fine but the overall dispatch manager is new and doesn't listen to anything and can never make up her mind. Nothing she does makes any sense...
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Springdale Police Department - Arkansas.
Submitted a paper application to HR and received a call within two weeks. When I was hired you had to take the Criticall computer test but they have moved to a different test now. I'm not sure what all it entails. Dress nice for the interview. It's not 3-piece suit nice, but business casual is expected. It is a panel interview with 4+ people interviewing you. It's fairly laid back and the questions aren't hard. They may be hard on you in the interview but everyone is laid back and easy going in real life. They're great people to work with.
- Nothing too difficult. If you have previously had any trouble with the law or drugs, that might be hard to answer. Come interview ready and you will be fine. Answer Question
I have worked for this agency twice. The first time, there was no negotiating because I had no experience in the field. When I returned, I had experience in the field and they knew what I was capable of, so I was given a higher salary to match another offer I had gotten.
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