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Dispatcher Employment Information


We ARE currently accepting applications for this position.​

The Communications Unit of the Raytown Police Department plays a vital role in emergency situations for all City Departments and has the responsibility to maintain constant contact with all Emergency Service Providers within the City of Raytown. The Communications Center provides Police and Emergency Medical Service with their communications needs over 10 radio channels, 4 wire-line 9-1-1 circuits, 4 wireless 9-1-1 circuits and 5 administrative lines. Communications Officers are expected to make data entries, monitor video cameras for the premises, and assist Officers with research for reports. The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


If selected, the Communications Unit will provide you with 20 weeks of in-house training that augments the State of Missouri's mandated training. The successful applicant will work with all of our APCO certified trainers to meet the high standards set by the Raytown Police Department.


Starting pay for a Communications Officer is $20.95/hr which includes nine paid holidays and three personal days. Lateral pay for those with previous LE experience is available. All new dispatchers will receive a $3000 hiring incentive.  Additional benefits include overtime pay, vacation pay, sick leave, life, disability, health and dental insurance plans and pension plan. Dispatchers have the choice to wear uniforms provided by the Police Department or their own casual business attire clothing. 


The Raytown Police Department applicant screening process consists of the following steps:


  • Application Form & Employment Questionnaire (Must be submitted together. CLICK on each to open)

  • Written Examination

  • Skill Testing relating to Communications

  • Background Investigation

  • C.V.S.A. Examination

  • Oral Board Interview

  • Medical Examination

  • Psychological Examination

At the end of the application you will be required to submit the following:

To complete the application process you will be required to email the above documents to Captain Schwarz at You will have one week from the time you submit your application to email us your documents. Please note that we will ONLY accept documents in either PDF or jpeg formats. We will NOT click on any links if you send them. 


You must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.


If you have any questions please contact Captain Candice Schwarz at 816-737-6105 or by email

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