The Gloucester Township Police Department Telecommunicator (Dispatcher) is often the unsung professional of the emergency response team. Unlike local police departments who use County Telecommunicators, Gloucester Township Telecommunicators work on site at our police department. These professionals, who gather essential information from callers and dispatch the appropriate first responders to the scene, must be able to take control of situations that may chaotic, heart-wrenching, stressful, confusing, and frenzied. They must be organized, adept at multi-tasking, level-headed, and trustworthy. Their work within emergency response services often places them in the middle of life or death situations, so requirements and training for these positions are often stringent, rigorous and unwavering.