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The Torrance County Central Dispatch Center strives to achieve the most effective emergency communications possible by providing rapid and convenient access to public safety for both the citizens of our community and the visitors passing through.

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Employment Opportunities

We hold 12 employment positions other than the director and the two supervisors. Our dedicated dispatchers start out at $10.50 per hour and after they become a certified Telecommunications Officer their salary increases to $13.00 per hour.


The Torrance County Central Dispatch new hires will be required to go through 30 days classroom training, taught by our qualified instructors. After which they will then do on the job training in which they will always work along side other fully certified 911 call-takers/dispatchers for 6 to 11 months and then will be required to attend a 3 week NM State Academy in Santa Fe where they will acquire their certification.

During the period of on the job training the new hire will be required to obtain several mandatory certifications such as;

  • EMD – Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • NM Telecommunications
  • NCIC – National Crime Information Center
  • First Responder

Other trainings you will be required to attend:

  • Hazmat Awareness
  • CIM – Critical Incident Command
  • Fire Dispatch
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • Terrorist / WMD training
  • CAD Training

After the new hire becomes certified in the NM Law Enforcement Academy they will be required to continue training throughout the length of their career on many more subjects than those that are listed. Continued training is also necessary to keep certifications up to date.

Anyone interested in a career in this exciting field will need to pick up an application at the Torrance County Offices located in Estancia and then return them at the same place.

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Torrance County Dispatch Center
753 Salt Missions Trail
P.O. Box 449, McIntosh, NM 87032


Admin Lines:

(505) 384-9631
(505) 384-2705
(505) 384-2706
Fax: (505) 384-9635

Call 911 for emergency


Christine Snow
911 Director

Selena Carroll
911 Supervisor (Day Shift) Daily Operations

Ben Daugherty
911 - Supervisor (Night Shift) Daily Operations

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