Special Constable – Communications


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A career as a communications operator and 911 dispatcher is a dynamic and fast-paced, yet rewarding career. You are the first voice a person needing help hears, and a critical lifeline to our frontline police officers. Your role is to gather as much information as possible to ensure you’re the difference to both public and officer safety.

We will provide on-the-job training for receiving calls for service, operating the 9-1-1 system, the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and the multi-channel trunked radio system.

Salary: ~$91,000 after five years.


  • Screen emergency and non-emergency calls for service
  • Assign priorities and coordinate response activities for multiple patrol units
  • Work 12 hour shifts for two days, two nights, followed by four days off

As the ideal candidate, you will possess the following qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Typing speed of 50 words per minute (typing certificate required)
  • Ability to pass a written entrance exam and critical test (simulated 9-1-1 calls)
  • Ability to pass a criminal occurrence security check and participate in an extensive recruitment process

The Saskatoon Police Service is an employment equity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including group medical and dental, life insurance, pension plan, employee assistance program, career training, and on-site fitness facilities.


Our salary package offers special constables the following annual salaries:

Special Constable Probationary Year (1st 6 months)
$ 0
Special Constable Probationary Year (2nd 6 months)
$ 0
Special Constable 2nd Year
$ 0
Special Constable 3rd Year
$ 0
Special Constable 4th Year
$ 0
Special Constable 5th Year