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The Freeport Police Department is hiring for a full-time Telecommunications Operator.

Consider a career in the fast-paced world of public safety/EMS dispatch. This position has responsibilities that include but are not limited to receiving emergency and routine information by telephone and by radio; dispatching police, fire and other emergency services by radio, by computer (via cellular data stream) and by telephone; providing limited information to members of the public who inquire about public safety services; providing support and information to police officers, firefighters and other emergency service providers in the field; operating advanced computer systems on a data-entry and data-inquiry level; monitoring and operating specialized communications equipment from a centralized integrated platform; completing and maintaining records and forms required of a full-service emergency call center; data entry of computer applications; and monitoring audio and visual alarms.

The qualified candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent required; as well as the ability to pass a typing test, written test, and background check. Applicants must not have been convicted of any felonies or serious misdemeanors. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

The starting wage is $21.04 per hour. The City of Freeport offers an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, plus an IMRF pension. Please email a application and/or resume to the Human Resource Manager at

A Police Department Application can be obtained at the Freeport Police Department located at 320 W. Exchange Street or on the City’s website at Applications and/or resumes will be accepted until position is filled.


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