Hoopeston Public Safety

Communications Center

Public safety dispatching is one of the most fast paced environments to work in. The public safety dispatching is a rewarding career, it requires a person to think fast on their feet an 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 re-assuring when a person needs help.

The Hoopeston Communications Center is the primary answering point for all non-emergency calls within the City of Hoopeston. This center has direct computer, radio, and telephone links to the 9-1-1 center for Vermilion County located in Danville for timely and accurate relaying of information. The Hoopeston center is staffed by five civilian dispatchers.

All dispatchers are trained in police and fire call taking and dispatching, Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), and are NCIC and LEADS certified. The center also has direct computer access to the National NCIC and Illinois LEADS crime information files. The center is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides police, fire, medical, emergency management, and public works support for the residents of the City of Hoopeston.