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/HTE 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:

PoliceFireEMS
Pekin PolicePekin FireAdvanced Medical Transport
Tazewell County Sheriff's OfficeCincinnati FireDelavan Ambulance
Armington PoliceDelavan FireHopedale Ambulance
Deer Creek/Goodfield PoliceHopedale FireMackinaw Rescue
Delavan PoliceMackinaw FireMinier Rescue
Green Valley PoliceMarquette Heights FireTremont 702
Hopedale PoliceMinier Fire
Mackinaw PoliceNorth Pekin Fire
Marquette Heights PoliceSchaefferville Fire
Minier PoliceSouth Pekin Fire
North Pekin PoliceTremont Fire
Pekin Park Police
South Pekin Police
Tremont Police

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

Tazewell/Pekin Communications Center
1130 Koch ST
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-4141