911 Communications Officer

Now hiring! The Fredericksburg Police Department will be administering the skills test for  communications officer on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  

Applicants must register for testing by emailing their preferred testing date and time to Lt. Jim Kuebler at jkuebler@pd.fredericksburgva.gov (preferred) or by phone at (540) 654-5794. Applicants must bring their valid identification to the testing site. Applicants who successfully complete the skills test will be provided with an employment application; please do not submit an online application for the position of communications officer. All testing materials will be provided.

 The deadline to register for testing is Monday, February 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for the full Communications Officer Vacancy Announcement. 

911 fredpolice041Communications Officers form the vital link between callers in distress and emergency response teams. Through efficient assessment and call handling, 911 Communications Officers reduce response times and help save lives. 911 Communications Officers are responsible for receiving incoming emergency calls, prioritizing calls based on the nature of an emergency, providing instructions on life-saving emergency medical interventions, and dispatching the proper emergency personnel. Find out what it takes to become a 911 Communications Officer in the City of Fredericksburg!

A qualified applicant must be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years of age, have one year of work experience involving public contact, have the ability to type 35 words per minute and be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate. To view a complete list of applicant disqualifiers, click here.

The Fredericksburg Police Department offers a modern police facility, a career development program, a 24/7 on-site fitness facility, an additional off-site free gym membership at Gold’s Gym and tuition reimbursement. Along with a base salary of $40,183, 911 Communications Officers also receive excellent health and dental benefits, paid life insurance, VRS retirement, paid vacation and holidays and pay incentives for Spanish-speaking abilities.

Communications Officers are the voice on the other end of the line that is there for you when you need them the most. Listen to a few of our Communications Officers talk about their experience in this short video.