We all see the deputies responding on the side of the road night and day, rain or shine and the one thing that's equally familiar is the sight of them, head bent over and talking into their shoulders. Of course, they're on their radios and they're talking to the Dispatcher.

Now you've got the opportunity to be that calm helpful voice and become a new CPSO Dispatcher because the SO is recruiting.

Here's an open invitation from Kim Meyers, CPSO: The Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs are hosting a Dispatcher Recruiting Day, Friday 24 August starting at 0830 hrs, at Sowela Technical Community College, 3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue, Lake Charles.

Dispatchers live on a 24-hour clock mindset so if you knew we meant 8:30 am Friday you may have what it takes.

To Be Successful

You'll have to be a good communicator, be able to think quickly and articulate your information clearly and quickly. Naturally, a job like this requires keyboard entry and computer usage, so typing and data input is a must. Systems utilize computer-aided dispatch to receive and prioritize calls for highest and best use of officer and resource use so your precise entry of data is critical.

It's often a fast-paced and hectic work environment in which you must remain calm and clear regarding the status of all your resources at any given moment.

Lunch Will Be Provided

Expect to spend several hours completing the initial screening process and interviews, bring a pen just in case, it's always good to be prepared.

If you have a yearn to serve and the activity levels of a Dispatcher interest you, attend the recruiting day event and figure out if maybe this is something that's right for you, they're providing lunch.

For further details or questions call the CPSO (337) 491-3667