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,

Fairfax County 9-1-1 Application Process

To be considered for employment with DPSC, all applicants go through the following steps in the hiring process:

  • Apply Online
  • Attend an overview presentation on Public Safety Communicators
  • Successfully pass Industry Assessment (CritiCall)
  • Extensive Public Safety background check
  • Polygraph
  • Panel Interview
  • Medical Screening

DPSC Selection Criteria

To be considered for a position with DPSC, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age at date of application
  • High school graduate or possess a valid state issued GED
  • US Citizen or lawful resident for past 10 consecutive years
  • No felony(s) convictions or commission of serious misdemeanors
  • No DWI/DUI convictions within 36 months of filing date of application
  • No use of illegal substances within 12 months of filing date of application
  • No sale or distribution of illegal substances within your lifetime

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