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9-1-1 Bureau of Emergency Communications

Partners in Public Safety. Call 9-1-1: Save a Life, Report a Fire, Stop a Crime.

Phone: 503-823-0911

NON-EMER: 503-823-3333

PO Box 1927, Portland, OR 97207


Citizens experiencing an emergency, such as a fire or burglary, call 9-1-1 to talk to a dispatcher. By quickly determining the situation and location, a 9-1-1 dispatcher is able to communicate the necessary information to fire fighters, police officers, or other emergency responders. 911 dispatchers can potentially save lives through their work. Does this sound like something you would be interested in doing? We are hiring...

Emergency Communications Dispatcher Trainee Job Posting

Recruitment Process

Applying for a job at BOEC

Compensation Plan

Wages at BOEC

Typing Test

Access to an online typing test

Training Process

Length of the Training Program

Communications Training Officers

"CTOs ... partner with new trainees during the on-the-job phase of the telecommunicator training program"