Apply Public Safety Dispatcher

Prepare for Application

​The initial step to begin our selection process and take the written exam is to complete the STD 678 - Examination / Employment Application and submit it by mail to the Selection Standards and Examinations Unit. (Only during specific time windows)

Mail applications to:
California Highway Patrol
Selection Standards and Examinations Section
P. O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001

​The forms below will be used later in the process as more information is needed from the applicant to progress through the testing and evaluation process.

CHP Public Safety Dispatcher Examination Schedule


 

DO NOT send in an application before the Bulletin Release Date for the exam you are interested in.  If you do, that application is disqualification.  Also, any application sent after the Final Filing Date will also be disqualified.  Wait until your Exam Bulletin is posted before you apply.  Exam Bulletins can be found here.  All dates and locations are tentative.   The POST Examination Study Guide can be used to prepare for the written examination.

The actual physical place of the testing location will be sent out 2 weeks before the written test date.  All applicants  will be notified by email of the location.

Criticall Study Guide >>click here<< to download.

Division

(Testing and Job location)

Bulletin Release Date​

(Job announcement released)

Final Filing Date​

(Application due date)

Criticall

(Computerized Testing)

​Written Test Date

 

Golden Gate - Golden Gate Communications Center (Vallejo)8/24/20179/21/2017 10/21/2017
​Central - Bakersfield, Fresno, Merced11/16/2017​12/28/20171/27/2018
​Valley - Sacramento, Truckee, Chico, Stockton12/14/20171/23/2018​2/17/2018
​Inland - Bishop, Barstow, Inland Communication Center/Fontana1/25/20182/23/20183/24/2018​
Border - El Centro, San Diego, Indio, Orange County/Irvine Communication Center2/22/20183/22/2018

4/21/2018
Northern - Yreka, Ukiah, Susanville, Redding, Humboldt

4/20/2017

5/18/2017

6/24/2017

​Coastal - Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Ventura

6/22/2017

7/20/20178/19/2017
​Southern - Los Angeles Communications Center9/21/201710/19/201711/18/2017

 

Forms

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CHP 432B - Authorization to Release Informationhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/CHPCareersSite/Documents/Chp432B.pdfCHP 432B - Authorization to Release InformationBackground Investigation Forms
CHP 432C - Advisement to CHP Applicants Regarding the use of Credit Report Information for Employment Purposeshttps://www.chp.ca.gov/CHPCareersSite/Documents/Chp432C.pdfCHP 432C - Advisement to CHP Applicants Regarding the use of Credit Report Information for Employment PurposesBackground Investigation Forms
CHP 446C - Request for Information from Military Recordshttps://www.chp.ca.gov/CHPCareersSite/Documents/Chp446C.pdfCHP 446C - Request for Information from Military RecordsBackground Investigation Forms
CHP 447 - Waiverhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/CHPCareersSite/Documents/Chp447.pdfCHP 447 - WaiverBackground Investigation Forms
CHP 432P - Personal History Statement, PSDhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/CHPCareersSite/Documents/Chp432P.pdfCHP 432P - Personal History Statement, PSDPublic Safety Dispatcher Forms

Other Documents Needed for Background Investigation


 

​Once you have successfully passed the written test and Dispatch Qualification Appraisal Interview, you may enter the background investigation phase of the selection process. As part of the background investigation, each document listed below, if applicable, must be collected and ​one copy of each document be provided to the background investigator. The process of obtaining these documents can be very time consuming. The background investigator is required to see the original, the copy will be kept in your background investigation file.

  1. ​Current California Driver License

  2. Birth Certificate

  3. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. Passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Form N-560 or N561)

  4. Social Security Card

  5. Marriage Certificate

  6. Dissolution of Marriage Documents

  7. ​Separation from Military Document (DD214)

  8. Selective Service Card (www.SSS.gov)

  9. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate

  10. Official High School Transcripts (original with seal of authenticity) College Diploma(s)

  11. Official College Transcripts (original with seal of authenticity)

  12. CHP 432B - Authorization to Release Information

 

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