April 3, 2017
Lisa Marie Farver, Wheaton Patch
WHEATON, IL – Citing a commitment to public safety and efficient government service, officials from the DuPage County Board, DuPage Emergency Telephone System Board and DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, April 3, on the site of DU-COMM’s new communications center. The new center will occupy more than 30,000 square feet of new construction and renovated space at the former DuPage Youth Home on the County campus in Wheaton.
DU-COMM, a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and Intergovernmental Entity, provides 9-1-1 emergency communications to police, fire and emergency medical services in the County. Through county-wide consolidation efforts, DU-COMM has increased its membership to 44 agencies, outgrowing its current facility.
“This partnership provides a shining example of the County’s Accountability, Consolidation and Transparency Initiative. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service in the most cost-effective manner,” said Chairman Dan Cronin. “Consolidating 9-1-1 call centers has saved taxpayers $6.7 million annually, which helps to maximize our tax dollars.”