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We are committed to building public trust and providing superior service by treating everyone with dignity and respect; while providing for the needs and safety of the communities and responders.
ACDC Moves In
April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018 ACDC moved into our new facility. Here are some interesting facts about our new "home."
The building is 20,000 square feet
The building meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA1221) standards
The building can resist an EF4 Tornado; withstand wind speeds up to 200 miles-per-hour; windows & doors up to 100 miles-per-hour
The radio tower is 220 feet tall
The facility houses the Emergency Operations Center
There are 32 positions, and 2 supervisory positions on the dispatch floor
The center is large enough to dispatch emergency services for the entire County of DuPage
The video wall is made up of 36, 55-inch monitors
The floor is raise 22-inches, accommodating all heating/cooling as well as shielded cable
There are 28 server racks
The room is protected by a foam fire suppression system that is non-toxic and safe
ACDC: Our Story
January 1, 2018
“Addison Police, how may I help you?”
This simple phrase is where our story begins; Addison, Illinois.
A small municipality, circa 2000.
21 miles from Chicago.
The police dispatch center was a small room employing nine dispatchers around the clock, three assigned to each shift. Training was three months, probationary employment status six months, and a dispatcher was “released” to work on her own . . . alone . . . solo.
Fast forward to 2016.
Addison Police Department dispatch is now Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center (ACDC). The room has nearly tripled in size. ACDC provides police dispatching services to six - soon to be seven municipalities, in addition to fire and
emergency medical services.
Dispatchers who once knew only police
protocol now are fully trained in
emergency medical dispatch protocol.
Grand Opening Celebration
January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018 - ACDC Grand Opening. Today was a landmark day for ACDC as the Grand Opening event hosted by the Village of Addison was a huge success. ACDC expresses deep gratitude to the Village of Addison Board Members, Mayor Veenstra, Village Manager Block, Director of Police Hayden, Deputy Chief Maranowicz, Director Temes, ETSB, FGM, Carlson Construction, and many others who made this new facility possible. ACDC is proud of their new facility.