Getting good people in the door is very difficult, and turnover in the emergency telecommunications industry is high. Why?
-High professional standards, clean record required
-Long training process, often involving several schedule changes, leading to peak stress and frustration levels
-Long hours tethered to a desk
-Daily heightened stress level for many reasons – calls, officers, poor sleep, poor diet
Stress management is a crucial part of the job, and long-term stress management is key to not losing your compassion (or your soul). Stay tuned for great resources and dispatch-specific tips for trainee and long-term stress management.
That being said, someone’s always hiring!
DPS is currently hiring:
Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently hiring: