ISP continuing radio communication consolidation project


SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Police has announced plans to reduce its radio operating costs by advancing a multi-phase radio communication consolidation project.

The project, which began in 2012, aims to consolidate 20 statewide communications centers into six centers, located in Chicago, Springfield, Pontiac, Collinsville, DuQuoin, and Sterling.  The next phase of this project includes transferring dispatch duties from District 5 to the District Chicago Communications Center on April 1, 2016.

ISP officials say the Collinsville, DuQuoin, Pontiac, and Springfield consolidations are complete, and have proven to be capable of handling ISP radio traffic from neighboring districts.  Officials also say this project will not have an effect on statewide 9-1-1 emergency centers, as they are separate from ISP Communication Centers.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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