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MPD dispatch consists of receiving calls to the station, taking minor incident reports over the phone, relaying information to officers in the field, and monitoring security cameras.


Dispatchers must have a customer service focus. They should be well organized and able to deal with complaints in a professional and helpful manner. Dispatchers must be effective communicators and capable of navigating various computer access functions.


  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Pension Plan
  • Uniform Provided & Equipment Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential
  • Health/Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)
  • Paid Time Off

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Portrait of Austin Bittner

Officer Spotlight

Austin Bittner


I became a police officer because I am an extrovert and I love helping people everyday. I like to interact with the college students that attend WVU while I'm working. Police officers are mainly the ones who come to you when you are in need...