ETSB / 911

Karl J. Kovarik
Whiteside County 911 Coordinator
200 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Phone: 815-772-5262
Fax: 815-772-7944

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Oversees the 911 System's at three PSAP's (Public Safety Answering Points in Whiteside County:

  • Whiteside County Sheriff's Office
  • Sterling Police Department
  • Rock Falls Police Department

E911 has been in place in Whiteside County since December 1992. All residents of Whiteside County who have phone service, including cellular and internet phone service, have access to 911. With the implementation of 911, access to 38 different public safety agencies are able to be reached by dialing this one emergency number.

Whiteside County's 911 system can plot cellular calls on the county's GIS mapping system to determine caller location if provided by the caller's phone company.

Emergency Telephone Systems Board Members:

John Booker, Chairman
Whiteside Co. Sheriff's Office

James Melton
Erie Fire District

Keith Crady
Prophetstown Fire District

James Duffy
Whiteside Co. Board Chairman

Gary Cook
Sterling Fire District

Chad Hartman
CGH Emergency Services

Steve Paulsen
MCH EMS Supervisor

Tim Cain
Public-At-Large Member

Doug Coppotelli
Rock Falls Police Dept.

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