Cook County / Consolidated Dispatch Centers

Subcategory: Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS)

Unique DB ID: 21741

Handles Police and Fire dispatch for Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Countryside FPD, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness Police, Inverness Fire Protection District (formerly Palatine Rural FPD), Mount Prospect, Palatine, Mt. Prospect, Prospect Heights Police, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Streamwood.

Wheeling Police and Fire dispatch will reportedly move to NWCD on January 1st, 2025 (1/17/23)

Ops are on STARCOM21, police ops are mostly encrypted, fire ops are not. Traffic is mostly TDMA on STARCOM21 Site 149. 

See wiki page for additional information.

STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois
Project 25 Phase II
Police ops are mostly encrypted, fire ops are not. All are mostly TDMA (Phase II) on Site 149.

Subcategory Location Data

Latitude: 41.87774 Longitude: -87.76428 Range: 31.05 Type: Defined Coverage


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.235WQVV442 BM 127.3 PL NWCD Fire N Fire Dispatch: North (STARCOM21 back-up) FMN Fire Dispatch
154.205WQVV442 BM 131.8 PL NWCD Fire South Fire Dispatch: South (STARCOM21 back-up) FMN Fire Dispatch
154.235WQVV442 RM NWCD Sirens Siren Activation DTMF (Shaumburg?) Telm Emergency Ops
155.025 RM NWCD ESMARN ESMARN: Siren Activation DTMF Telm Emergency Ops
858.7125KNHJ415 RM NWCD MDTs Mobile Data Terminals Telm Data