The Hoopeston 9-1-1 Center is the primary answering point for all 9-1-1 and emergency calls for the northeastern section of Vermilion County. This center handles all 9-1-1 calls within the 283, 748 and 339 prefix areas, which includes the cities of Hoopeston, Rossville and Cheneyville and the surrounding rural area. The center has direct computer, radio and telephone links with the primary 9-1-1 center for Vermilion County in Danville for timely and accurate relaying of information.
The Hoopeston center is staffed by five civilians dispatchers. All are trained in police and fire call taking and dispatching, Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), and are NCIC and LEADS certified. Our center is equipped with the latest technology in Computer Aided Dispatch, Enhanced 9-1-1, Automated Address and Phone Number Retrieval, Direct Computer Access to National NCIC and Illinois LEADS Crime Information Files and TDD Equipment. The center is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides police, fire, medical and public works support for over 8,000 residents, covering an area of nearly 120 square miles.
Tom Bookwalter - City 911 Coordinator