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!

Incentives part of plan to attract, retain 911 dispatchers amid high turnover

Demand for 911 dispatchers on the rise in Palm Bay

Shortage of dispatchers leaving more 911 callers on hold

Local police departments suffer staff shortages, resource strain. Are policy changes in order?

Durham 911 Center begins assessment to renew accreditation amid staffing shortage

911 callers in Denver put on hold due to a shortage of dispatchers

Dispatchers At 911 Taking On Added Responsibilities

Mansfield 911 dispatchers plea for increased staffing and pay

Bucks County 911 Call Centers Suffering Staffing Shortages: ‘It Has Been A National Problem For Many Years’

DC 911 call-takers tell lawmakers about short staffing ’emergency’

Bucks County 911 Call Centers Suffering Staffing Shortages: ‘It Has Been A National Problem For Many Years’

Jefferson County lowers age requirement for 911 dispatchers as industry faces shortages

Staffing issues stress Pittsburgh region’s 911 centers

Fort Worth Police Audit Faults Response Times, 911 Issues

Staffing shortage at El Paso’s 911 center leads to calls on hold, dispatcher burnout

MEDIC facing 911 dispatcher shortage, putting more stress on the system

El Paso 911 call takers working overtime due to employee shortage

Local Law Enforcement Struggling to Fill Dispatcher and Officer Positions

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