The Tazewell/Pekin Consolidated Communications Center, commonly referred to as Tazcomm, was established by an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Pekin and Tazewell County. Tazcomm is registered as a separate not for profit corporation chartered by the State of Illinois. It is governed by a board consisting of the Pekin Police Chief, the Sheriff of Tazewell County, the Mayor of Pekin and the Tazewell County Board Chariman.
Tazcomm is the largest of the four dispatch centers in Tazewell County and is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Tazcomm is staffed by a Director, Operations Supervisor and telecommunicators who are trained in emergency medical dispatch.
There are 6 answering positions at Tazcomm. 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 12 dedicated 9-1-1 trunks, 8 for wireline 9-1-1 calls and 4 for wireless 9-1-1 calls.
In 2014, Tazcomm handled 21,320 emergency 9-1-1 calls. Of those calls, 16,278 were wireless 9-1-1 calls, 4,152 were wireline 9-1-1 calls and 890 were Voice Over IP 9-1-1 calls.
Tazcomm provides dispatch services to the following agencies:
|Pekin Police||Pekin Fire||Advanced Medical Transport|
|Tazewell County Sheriff's Office||Cincinnati Fire||Delavan Ambulance|
|Armington Police||Delavan Fire||Hopedale Ambulance|
|Deer Creek/Goodfield Police||Hopedale Fire||Mackinaw Rescue|
|Delavan Police||Mackinaw Fire||Minier Rescue|
|Green Valley Police||Marquette Heights Fire||Tremont 702|
|Hopedale Police||Minier Fire|
|Mackinaw Police||North Pekin Fire|
|Marquette Heights Police||Schaefferville Fire|
|Minier Police||South Pekin Fire|
|North Pekin Police||Tremont Fire|
|Pekin Park Police|
|South Pekin Police|
Please note that the Tazewell/Pekin Consolidated Communications Center is not managed or operated by the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board. The Tazewell/Pekin Consolidated Communication Center does not respond to Specific inquiries related to the Agencies Tazewell/Pekin Communications Center Dispatches for including but not limited to subpeonas, Freedom of Information requests, etc. should be directed to the Specific Law/Fire agency.