Telecommunications Center


The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety accommodates one of DeKalb County’s 911 call centers. Our telecommunicators dispatch through the most technologically advanced equipment and software. We utilize the Law Enforcement Agency Database System (LEADS) for our official communication.

Whenever there is a call to the police, the telecommunicator is the first point of contact. Telecommunicators determine the initial deployment of police officers and public safety support. 

Telecommunications Center is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year and is located at 375 Wirtz Drive, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Our non-emergency number at 815-753-1212. We maintain the following services: