The Morton Communications Center is operated and staffed by the Morton Police Department. The communications center, as well as the Morton Police Department moved to a new, state of the art facility, in 2004.

The Morton Comminications Center is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is staffed by telecommunicators who are trained in emergency medical dispatch.

There are 2 primary answering positions at Morton and room to add 2 additional answering positions should the need arise. Each answering position is configured the same and is equipped with a Zetron Intergrator RD radio dispatch console, Zetron Series 3200 telephone console and Sungard/OSSI Computer Aided Dispatch system. There are a total of 6 dedicated 9-1-1 trunks, 3 for wireline 9-1-1 calls and 3 for wireless 9-1-1 calls.

In 2014, Morton handled 4,810 emergency 9-1-1 calls. Of those calls, 3,144 were wireless 9-1-1 calls, 1,475 were wireline 9-1-1 calls and 191 were Voice Over IP 9-1-1 calls.

Morton provides dispatch services to the following agencies:

Morton PoliceMorton FireMorton Rescue
Deer Creek FireDeer Creek Rescue

Please note that the Morton Communications Center is not managed or operated by the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board. Specific inquiries related to the Morton Communications Center including but not limited to subpeonas, Freedom of Information requests, tour requests, etc. should be directed to:

Morton Police Department
375 W Birchwood
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-6666