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Springdale, AR
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Springdale Police Department - Arkansas Reviews

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    Current Employee - Emergency Services Dispatcher in Springdale, AR
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    Pros

    Great pay for an entry level job.
    Absolute job security.
    Plenty of sick time and vacation time.
    Retirement plan that is double matched by the city.
    A line of work that brings you new situations every day.
    A job that allows you to balance your personal and professional life.

    Cons

    Pay raises are few and far between.
    Higher management places very little importance on dispatchers.
    Dispatch gets put on the back burner most of the time as far as
    equipment, personell and training needs.

    Advice to Management

    Fairness and consistancy would go a long way in gaining back some respect.
    Department moral should be at the top of the priority list not the absolute bottom.
    Honesty would go a long way as well.

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    Emergency Dispatcher Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Springdale Police Department - Arkansas.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    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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