Free event connects potential applicants to careers in 911

April 13, 2023

Washington State 911 Jobs and the APCO - NENA Washington State Chapter are hosting the first-ever statewide 911 recruitment event on April 15, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Sound 911 in Tacoma.

April 15 is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, where we honor and recognize the heroic work 911 dispatchers do every day. The event will feature information about job openings in 911 centers throughout Washington. In addition, attendees will have a chance to connect with representatives from several 911 centers and hear from a panel of subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds in public safety to provide valuable insights about the various professions in the field.

"We are excited to connect job seekers and 911 center representatives from across the state for this important event," said Lora Ueland with Washington State 911 Jobs. "This is an opportunity for those interested in an exciting career in 911 to learn more about the profession, hear from experts who do the job, and connect with potential employers."

Within two weeks of opening registration for the event, the event was sold out with a large waitlist of people who want to learn more about the 911 profession. Even though space is limited for the event, 911 centers are accepting applications continuously. For more information on open 911 jobs, please visit

Participating agencies include South Sound 911, Valley Communications Center, Spokane Regional Emergency Communications, Seattle Community and Safety Communications Center, Southeast Communications Center, Pencom, Island County 911, Enumclaw Police 911, San Juan County 911, King County Sheriff's Office, NORCOM, Snohomish 911, Clark Regional Emergency Services, Issaquah Police 911, Kitsap 911, Thurston County 911, the University of Washington Police 911, Cowlitz County 911, and Washington State Patrol.