Department of Public Safety Communications

CONTACT INFORMATION: FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1! (From outside of Fairfax County call 703-691-2233) or To Report a Non-Emergency Incident Call 703-691-2131.
703-691-2131 TTY 711 (See Contacts Page for Administrative Listings)
4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Scott Brillman

Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) Career Opportunities

PSC’s are the critical link in helping those in need of emergency services in the county.

We are the “first of the first responders.”

PSC’s must always: be prepared, remain calm, communicate effectively with knowledge and authority, remain professional, never assume, provide excellent customer service, and remember there is no such thing as a routine call.

To Learn More About our Public Safety Communicators, explore the Links Below:

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DPSC Culture Play Video

Our Public Safety Communicators in Their Own Words

First of the First Responders video

The First of the First RespondersPlay Video

View our award winning recruitment video!

Public Safety Communicator Duties and Responsibilities

Learn the role of a PSC and what types of shifts they work

Opportunities for Advancement

Learn about the career path of a PSC and opportunities for growth

Application Process & Selection Criteria

What makes our PSC’s stand out above the rest? Click to view our selection criteria

Fairfax County Benefits

Benefits and Rate of Pay

Fairfax County offers a generous benefit and compensation package. Learn more here

Public Safety Communications Training Academy

Learn more about our first class, one-of-a-kind DPSC Training  Academy



Interested in becoming the First of the First Responders? Apply here using Fairfax County’s Job Application Process

Note: If you wish to apply but do not see any current job openings listed for DPSC, you can select to receive Job Alert notifications by clicking Job Alerts on the left navigation menu of the Job Opportunities Page, and checking the box next to "911 telecommunications".

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Department of Public Safety Communications Culture

Read about what makes DPSC a great place to work….

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