Department of Public Safety Communications

Fairfax County, Virginia

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; The listed contact information is for administrative information during normal business hours

TTY 711 (See Contacts Page for Administrative Listings)

Roy Oliver,

Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) Career Opportunities

Often described as "a job like no other," Fairfax County Public Safety Communicators (PSCs) are committed to answering all 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls with professionalism, integrity and compassion while efficiently dispatching police, fire and emergency medical services. Customer service is essential to our success, so we treat each caller with empathy and respect. Our dedicated and highly trained professionals routinely offer life-saving medical instructions in addition to providing accurate public safety information.

To learn more, 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

Check out our award-winning recruitment video

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Public Safety Communicator Duties and Responsibilities

Discover what PSCs do and their shift schedules

Fairfax County Benefits

Benefits and Rate of Pay

Find out about the high-quality benefit package and compensation provided by Fairfax County

DPSC employees - multiple skill levels

Opportunities for Advancement

Learn why this is an exciting time to join the DPSC team

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Selection Criteria

What is it that makes our PSCs special?  Check out the criteria we use to select them.

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Department of Public Safety Communications Culture

Meet 9-1-1 call takers and discover what makes DPSC a great place to work



Interested? Take the first step and apply 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".

DPSC Training Academy

Public Safety Communications Training Academy

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

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