U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.
Illustrative examples: Police Radio Dispatcher,
Broad Occupation: 43-5030 Dispatchers
Minor Group: 43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Major Group: 43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010