Telecommunicators are licensed EMD-Dispatchers through the Illinois Department of Public Health. This designation allows our dispatchers to start providing immediate aid when a 911 call is received. Telecommunicators are responsible for providing dispatch services to 12 fire departments and 10 police departments, as well as dispatch for Sheriff’s Deputies. The Communications Division staffing consists of 1 Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants, and 18 Telecommunicators for the Communications Center
Sheriff’s Office Telecommunicators are responsible for all computer entries in local, state, and national databases for warrants, missing persons, stolen vehicles, etc.