EAST PEORIA – The East Peoria Dispatch Center at 201 W. Washington St., is moving to the Morton Police Department facility May 20.

Community members who want to speak with police and fire department officers in East Peoria can use a tan phone that will be located in the lobby at the East Peoria Public Safety Building at 201 W. Washington St. This phone will direct the caller to the new telecommunication center in Morton.

After relaying a message to a telecommunicator, an East Peoria Police officer or Fire Department officer will meet the caller at the Public Safety Building in East Peoria.

East Peoria’s dispatch center is part of Tazewell County Consolidated Communications (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.

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, according to a press release issued by the city. There will be signs in the lobby directing how to contact police and fire department personnel.