a person who dispatches.
a person who oversees the departure of trains, airplanes, buses, etc., as for a transportation company or railroad.
dispatchers, Slang. a fraudulently made pair of dice; loaded dice.
- pre·dis·patch·er, noun
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How to use dispatcher in a sentence
They pointed to a shortage of officers and dispatchers that resulted in long delays for 911 calls.Faulconer Stayed Largely Silent as Policing Dominated the Discourse | Jesse Marx | December 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
After the dispatcher didn’t seem to share his urgency, Trawick added, falsely, that there was a fire.It Wasn’t the First Time the NYPD Killed Someone in Crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, It Only Took 112 Seconds. | by Eric Umansky | December 4, 2020 | ProPublica
When a police dispatcher sent officers Davis and Thompson to respond, the dispatcher noted that the address “was a sensitive location,” apparently referring to past mental health calls there.It Wasn’t the First Time the NYPD Killed Someone in Crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, It Only Took 112 Seconds. | by Eric Umansky | December 4, 2020 | ProPublica
Those in essential jobs — police officers, nurses and doctors, EMTs, dispatchers and members of the military — are used to going without holiday meals with family.Will covid-19 make this the Turkey Day without political fights? | Petula Dvorak | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
“It’s beyond their hands,” Reed told the dispatcher, according to a recording obtained through a public records request.COVID-19 Exposes Lack of Medical Staff in Assisted Living Facilities | Jared Whitlock | September 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
And then the voice of a dispatcher crackles over the radio with those alarming words.
But Brooklyn was still Brooklyn, and at 1:45 a.m. a dispatcher could be heard saying on the police radio, “Shots fired by an MOS.”
Bureaucratic inertia is, by long tradition, the most efficient dispatcher of scandals.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At 12:02 p.m., Wilson called in his location and asked the dispatcher for backup.
The 911 dispatcher patched in an ambulance dispatcher, saying, “I can hear him hitting her now.”
As the boy turned he saw the big dispatcher's head sink between his arms on the table.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
The head braves dashed in on Tom Porter, sitting in the dispatcher's office up-stairs.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
The chief dispatcher looked at him steadily a long moment before answering.
I walked with the chief dispatcher into the airport waitingroom, dull with the listless air, not of unoccupancy, but disuse.
I was relieved from further ramblings by the arrival of the bus which was as laughable as the chief dispatcher's philosophizing.