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A 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher's lifestyle

RCMP employees riding bicycles in the Ride Don't Hide for Mental Health ride

This career is truly rewarding and exciting:

  • You are part of highly supportive and compassionate team that contributes to public safety.

  • You are part of a caring culture where your colleagues become your second family.

  • You are part of the RCMP's rich culture and traditions.

  • No two calls are the same. Every day and every shift is different. Each caller is unique.  

  • You will have the opportunity to engage with people from all different walks of life and truly support them through difficult situations.

A 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher is a shift worker, which means:

  • Your rotating schedule will allow for you to have more than two days off in a row. Often this is during the week when other people are working.  

  • Shift work is not a normal weekday schedule which allows you to go shopping or schedule medical appointments on your days off.  

  • Shift work will also allow you to spend more time with your family during the week.  

  • Shift work requires you to get up early only a few days a week, not all 5 days of the week.  

  • Working nights has a different atmosphere. The types of calls are generally of a different nature than during the day.

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