Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. When you are at your desk as a dispatcher, what are all the screens showing? I see what look like Excel spreadsheets, phones, three keyboards, TV's.. What is the normal set - up? How would I set up a ride - along with dispatch?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Your best plan is to set up a ride a long with dispatch and see what options dispatchers have for setting up work stations and ask why they make certain decisions about the configuration. You can go on juneaupolice.com and find the Police Observer Waiver form. Fill out that form, specify a dispatch ride a long rather than patrol and drop the form off at JPD. A supervisor will call you to schedule the ride a long.