Public Safety Communications Center
9-1-1 Public Safety Dispatching is one of the most fast pace environments to work.
The Public Safety Dispatching is rewarding career, It requires a
person to think fast on their feet and multi task several things at one
time. We are the voice behind the Radio, that is always heard
and never seen. We are the voice in the night that is re-assuring
when a person needs help.
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, 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 Public Safety Dispatchers 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.
Public Safety Dispatchers
Tom Bookwalter - City 911 Coordinator
Jenna Brown (PT)