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?
Dispatch unit(s) to the Santa Marina beach because you think that might be where the accident is at.
Wait for the RP (Reporting Party) to call back.
Advise a BOLO (Be on the lookout) over the radio to keep units on the lookout.
Disregard altogether
List the appropriate example for a (High Priority) call.
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
List the appropriate example for a (Moderate Priority) call.
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
List the appropriate example for a (Minimal Priority) call.
Two neighbors are currently involved in a fistfight
A caller is requesting information about parking permits
A man is breaking into an unoccupied house
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...
will have trouble remembering events that happened years ago
will have difficulty walking or lifting heavy objects
will have trouble remembering recent events
is likely to commit a crime
Which statement is more clear in terms of understanding?
The victim said that he was attacked by a man. He was riding a bicycle.
The victim said that he was riding a bicycle when he was attacked by a man
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?
No
Yes
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.
Medical
Police and Medical
Police
San Andreas County Services allows personal calls (family, friends, etc.) on the SACS #.
False
True
As a SACS Communications Dispatcher, I'm a certified Peace Officer.
False
True
SACS Dispatch recieves both emergency and non-emergency phone calls.
False
True
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?
No
Yes
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?
No
Yes















































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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

Leif Lawson

I feel that this test needs more questions. You aren't really able to get enough information to be able to take a test that will be similar to the test that you will have to take to actually become a dispatcher. I would like to have more questions to get a better knowledge of what I will actually be taking when the time comes to actually take the real teSee more

82 days 6 hours 39 minutes ago

Yolanda Houff

need more questions! this was a pretty simple test.

290 days 22 hours 37 minutes ago

Michelle Vigil

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

294 days 4 hours 4 minutes ago

Denise Warren

ok

1069 days 8 hours 10 minutes ago

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