Computerized Entry Level Dispatching Test

A man calls 911 (SACS #) and advises he was in a vehicle accident. As you try to gain further information from him, the phone clicks (hangs up). You were unable to get the male subject to advise of his telephone number. What do you do?
Disregard altogether
Advise a BOLO (Be on the lookout) over the radio to keep units on the lookout.
Wait for the RP (Reporting Party) to call back.
Dispatch unit(s) to the Santa Marina beach because you think that might be where the accident is at.
List the appropriate example for a (High Priority) call.
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
List the appropriate example for a (Moderate Priority) call.
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
List the appropriate example for a (Minimal Priority) call.
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
Read the following passage: Alzheimer’s disease affects a persons short-term memory. The affected person may be able to easily recall information from years past, but may not recall current information such as his or her address. Alzheimer's patients exhibit a variety of behaviors, which may be construed as violations of the law. With a little careful questioning, a dispatcher can gather enough information to determine if a person's behavior is a manifestation of his or her illness, or a criminal act. According to the above passage, a person with Alzheimer's disease...
is likely to commit a crime
will have trouble remembering recent events
will have difficulty walking or lifting heavy objects
will have trouble remembering events that happened years ago
Which statement is more clear in terms of understanding?
The victim said that he was riding a bicycle when he was attacked by a man
The victim said that he was attacked by a man. He was riding a bicycle.
A female calls in and says that her husband is 5041. She is requesting his status (I.E.: Traffic Stop, Patrol, On a call, etc.) Can you provide her with that information?
Yes
No
A man calls in on 911 (SACS #) and says that his son has 'beat the shit out of him'. List the appropriate unit(s) to dispatch.
Police
Police and Medical
Medical
San Andreas County Services allows personal calls (family, friends, etc.) on the SACS #.
True
False
As a SACS Communications Dispatcher, I'm a certified Peace Officer.
True
False
SACS Dispatch recieves both emergency and non-emergency phone calls.
True
False
An off-duty Officer calls in (you know him so you know that he is legit) and requests a person(s) check on a man that he is walking behind that just hit an old lady. Can you provide this off duty Officer with the return information on that Person(s) check that he requested?
Yes
No
Your son calls you at work on your cell phone and tells you that a guy named 'Jacob Walsh' has beat him to a pulp. Are you allowed to run that subject based on the circumstances?
Yes
No















































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This is the Computerized Entry Level Dispatching Test. Be sure to answer all of the questions to the best of your knowledge with what you think would be the most reasonable answer.

Discussion

Yolanda Houff

need more questions! this was a pretty simple test.

155 days 14 hours 54 minutes ago

Michelle Vigil

Not a hard test but not enough questions.....

158 days 20 hours 21 minutes ago

Denise Warren

ok

934 days 27 minutes ago

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