Community members coming to the Public Safety Building at 201 W. Washington St. to speak with police and fire department officers will see changes starting May 20 when the East Peoria dispatch center moves to the Morton Police Department facility.
East Peoria’s dispatch center is part of Tazewell County Consolidated Communications, also known as TC3. The consolidation of telecommunication centers throughout the state was mandated by the State of Illinois, and East Peoria consolidated with the dispatch centers in Morton and Washington.
There is a tan phone in the Public Safety Building on the right side of the lobby. This phone is a direct contact to the new telecommunication center in Morton. The caller will tell their issue to the telecommunicator on the other end of the phone line. The telecommunicator will then send an East Peoria Police officer or Fire Department officer to the Public Safety Building to meet with the person.
People needing police or fire reports and commercial burn permits related to construction will need to come to the Public Safety Building between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be signs in the lobby directing how to contact police and fire department personnel.