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The City of South San Francisco is seeking highly motivated men and women from all backgrounds for the position of Police Officer and Communications Dispatcher.


Job Description and Qualifications

Police Officer:

An officer's primary responsibility is to promote community order and protect life and property through the preservation of the public peace, prevention of crime, and enforcement of the laws.

Police Officer duties may include patrolling assigned areas, responding to calls for service, making arrests, investigating crimes and accidents, and enforcing municipal codes and traffic laws. The South San Francisco Police Department is committed to the philosophy of community policing. Our officers and their approach to police work reflect this commitment.

If you think you have what it takes to proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity then the South San Francisco Police Department wants you! We offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of South San Francisco.

A complete list of the job description and qualifications are provided below.


Communications Dispatcher:

The Communications Center provides 24-hour answering of all emergency and non-emergency police, fire, and medical calls (including 911 and non-emergency telephone service for the hearing and speech impaired). We have access to more than 140 languages and dialects through AT&T Language Line.

The Communications Center continues to use state-of-the-art technology to provide fast and effective emergency communication services. Using sophisticated radio communication, mobile computers and a Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System, the Communications Center is able to process requests and expedite the dispatch of police and fire personnel in an emergency. In addition to providing useful management statistical information, our computer systems enable us to track hazardous locations and special information about a residence, which may pose a threat to the safety of the public or public safety personnel.

What We Do

Our 911 Team combines decades of dispatching experience with a commitment to customer service. We process over 100,000 phone calls each year, including 35,000 calls for service involving the dispatch of Police and Fire Department personnel. Our goal is to coordinate the city's resources to best address the needs of the South San Francisco community. Dispatchers are the first point of contact for the public on matters related to public safety. We can direct you and your family to a wide variety of community services and agencies.

"A Day in The Life:  SSFPD 911 Dispatcher"  [ VIDEO ]


We Are Hiring!

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer or Communications Dispatcher for the South San Francisco Police Department, please visit the link below to see all the current job openings. 


Check out SSFPD's Recruitment Video produced by Kingston Media!

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