Turnover for new hires in 9-1-1 is tragic.  Candidates are not prepared, training is cumbersome and difficult when short staffed.  This leads to a hiring crisis!

Allegheny County’s 911 Call Center Losing Dispatchers Who Feel Overworked

Staffing crisis impacting response to 911 calls in Seattle

Cobb’s Emergency 911 Operator Shortage Crisis Spurs Incentive Pay

911 dispatcher shortages in Boone and Cole Counties

Arkansas police departments see 911 operator shortage

Spartanburg Co. 911 call center seeking operators

Phoenix Police, other nearby agencies short 911 dispatchers

City blames staffing shortage after some Houston area 911 callers were sent to recording

Seattle gives hiring bonuses for dispatchers, officers

Metro Detroit counties work to hire 911 dispatchers, deputies & more

911 dispatchers needed across Central Florida, law enforcement agencies report

911 Dispatcher Shortage

Continued shortage of 911 dispatchers raises alarms in Philadelphia: ‘This was very scary for us’

911 Calls In Denver On Hold: ‘It Was Frightening’ Says Caller

Kyle Plush: Changes recommended for Cincinnati’s 911 center

Labor Shortage affecting 911 operation centers in Hampton Roads

Durham 911 asks police dept. to help dispatch calls, interim chief says ‘we don’t have the staff,’ internal emails say

Northern Michigan facing a shortage of 911 dispatchers

Local job fair aims to recruit 911 dispatchers and other positions

As Manatee County grows, so does need for 911 dispatchers

911 call centers struggle to staff

Shortage continues at Jeffcom 911 as 2 drop out after months of training

Emergency dispatch centers facing labor shortage