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Will County

Will County 911: Police/Fire

  • 9 PSAPS WESCOM (8 FD, 5 PD), EASTCOM, Joliet (JPD, JFD), Romeoville (PD), Lincolnway (3 PDs), Wilmington (PD, Elwood FD, Custer Park FD), Braidwood (BFD, BPD), Steger, Will County. Will County EMA is backup for 911.
  • Beecher PD, Monee PD, Peotone PD have switched to the Will County Public Safety system.


Provena Mercy Center

  • KJ5715 155.22 Mobile (11K Aurora)
  • KQY609 155.22 Mobile (11K Joliet)

Central Dispatch Agencies

EASTCOM - Eastern Will County Communications Network

Some ops (For Peotone, Beecher, Monee) now on Will County TRS. Dispatches for: Crete, Crete Township, Beecher, Steger, University Park

1/12 - Still hearing occasional traffic on old VHF East Com freqency 155.145 225.7PL. Have heard Beecher and Monee use this as car to car or as a talk around of the Will County trunked system they normally use.


Police IDs

West 158.85R/154.875 ------------- 
100s: Plainfield (Dispatched on SC21 TG 1001,1002) 
200s: Channahon 
500s: Plainfield Park District (?) 
700s: Shorewood 

East 155.73R/156.03 ------------- 
100s: Crest Hill 
500s: Lockport 


MABAS Division 15 Dispatch

  • For Plainfield, Troy, Channahan, Lockport, Northwest Homer, Rockdale, Wilmington, Minooka
  • 155.355 Paging Bases at:
    • WQAG716: Plainfield, Shorewood, Channahon, Lockport, Homer Glen, Rockdale
    • WQAG719: Lockport, Wilmington, Plainfield, Seward Township (Kendall), Braidwood (Will), Minooka (Grundy)
    • WPWL581: Shorewood (Will)
    • WQJD352: Lockport (Will) (Lockport Twp. primarily dispatched on 154.8525), Elwood, and Custer Park. FCC application to add site at the water tower on Taylor road in Romeoville


  • 12/5/10 - WESCOM converted its analog "Police 1" system (158.85 88.5 PL) to narrowband AND simulcast. This system covers Channahon, Shorewood, Wilmington and Braidwood. These transmitters are linked by microwave and "timed" by way of GPS synchronization. The transmitters "re-train" each day (usually at 2am) and re-sync to make sure the overlap zones have good signal. You may hear what sounds like data bursts when "re-training" occurs. Each transmit site also has a voting receiver.
    • There are 4 additional free-standing receivers which are recycled Motorola TAC receivers (8 total receive sites).
    • Tait processes the audio, cleans it up, and sends each audio path to the voter. (This was all done under a series of grants and has been VERY cost effective for WESCOM agencies.
  • 2/11 WPCV634 158.85 R adding sites at Braidwood, Channahon, Wilmington; also at Shorewood
  • 6/11 0004759323 FCC Application for STA for testing of 154.8675 as a replacement for 154.875 input to 158.85 repeater.
  • 8/11 FCC Modification to WPCV634 changing 154.875 to 154.8675 permanently.
  • 1/12 FCC Application 0005049842 for 155.73 Repeater at Lockport (11K, assoc. call sign: KCQ308)

Orland Central Dispatch

  • Located within the Orland Fire District. The center opened June of 1992, dispatching fire and emergency medical incidents for Orland Park and Orland Hills. In October of 1992, Orland Central began dispatching for the Homer Township Fire District. Since that time, Calumet City, East Joliet, Mokena, and Peotone and Fire are also being dispatched by Orland Central. Orland Central is a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System dispatch center for twelve area fire departments as well. Additional functions of this center are being the Southwest Hazardous Material Response Center as well as handling the Combined Agency Response Team (tactical rescue) for agencies.
    • 10/08 - CARMA member reports now hear Automated Voice Dispatch on 159.045 (for tone out: human on responses)

Orland Park Fire Protection District


  • 7/11 - FCC Modification to WPMQ284:
    • add 154.07 Base at Blue Island
    • add 159.045 Base/Moible at Oak Forest
    • keep 159.045, 158.8575R at Orland Park
    • add 155.3025 Base/Mobile at Orlank Park
    • Delete 159.045 Base at Lockport, Mokena, Peotone, Romeoville

Lincolnway Communication Center (Frankfort)

  • As of 2/24/09, these Fire Depts are being dispatched on 151.1825 MHz, the new repeater.:
    • Frankfort Fire District, Mokena Fire District, Manhattan Fire District., New Lenox Fire District, East Joliet Fire District (They may still simulcast on 154.400 MHz, at least for awhile. The new repeater has 2 sites, Frankfort & New Lenox)
  • Police departments Dispatched: New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort

Municipalities and Districts

  • 1/31/07 - Towns to buy 113 cop radios (By Susan DeMar Lafferty SUN-TIMES NEWS GROUP)
    • Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox are teaming up to purchase new radios for police officers. 113 800 MHz units will be bought with grant funds from a settlement agreement under the Telecommunications Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Act. The new equipment will allow all of their police officers to have a portable radio capable of communicating on Will County's 800 MHz system, and be used as a backup should the Lincolnway radio network fail.
    • Ultimately, this would become their primary source of communication as they transition to this new 800 MHz technology, Mokena Police Chief Randy Rajewski said. Mokena and New Lenox decided to share the funds with Frankfort because they rely heavily on each other for 911 services, Chief Martin said. "This benefits every officer on our network," Chief Rajewski said.


  • Police IDs are phonetic letters followed by numbers such as Paul 5 and Edward 2.
  • EMS to Hospital communications are on Nextel PBX.
  • KJK371 155.37. They have one base station used to reach neighboring police departments.
  • KNQ451 - 154.265 BM IFERN; KZJ504 155.055 B I-REACH; KB24037 155.22 M MERCI220, 155.34 M MERCI340 and the first 8 UHF MERCI duplex channels, 463/468.0 through 463/468.175; KXO595 BM 37.26 old ESDA low band.

Bolingbrook Park District

  • WQOP596 for Portables on 466.1, 466.125, 466.15, 466.175, 466.2 (4wt-11K)


Channahon Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • 3 ALS ambulances, 1 ALS Engine
  • WPIV579 adding 155.7975 Repeater with 158.82 (11K)

Channahon Park District

Crest Hill (City)


Crete Township Fire


Frankfort Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Dispatched by Lincoln-way Public Safety Communication Center


  • Joliet Police identify by the sector in which they work (10s east side, 20s central, 30s west side) and also have cover cars that identify as "west cover", "northeast cover", etc.
  • WQEL588 Water Data, deleteing 452.5125, 452.6125, 452.575, changing to 452.0125

Joliet Township

Homer Township Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Dispatched by Orland Central on 159.045. Servces 23 sq. m. with 18,000 people in Homer Glen and areas in eastern Lockport, northern sections of New Lenox and parts of unincorporated Homer Township.


  • Police formerly used 155.025 as F-7 and current is able to monitor "fire band" in squad cars. (not sure now if they have the new frequency)

Lockport Township Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • 6 Stations serving 70,000 people in 42 sq. miles including Lockport, Crest Hill, Romeoville, unincorporated areas of the township and areas of Joliet, Troy and Homer Townships.
  • Dispatched by WESCOM


Mokena Fire

  • Website
  • Serves portions of Frankfort, Homer Glen, Mokena and Orland Park with 17,000 people over 12 sq.m..

Naperville (City)

  • WNTN487 928.54375, 952.54375 11K for Meter Data?
  • WNTP990 928.54375, 952.54375 11K for Meter Data?

New Lenox

New Lenox Fire Protection District

Fire Dispatch is by Lincoln-way Public Safety Communication Center

New Lenox Park District

Northwest Homer (Township) Fire & Ambulance Protection District (Lockport)

Orland Park


Police Department

  • Website
  • "PA" license WQGN804 TF/F 4940.0 - 4990.0 (IP Serveilance Cameras)

Plainfield Fire Protection District Ambulance Department


Romeoville Police Department

  • Police IDs are 300s. Police use a Nextel for a lot of unit to unit/car to car comms.

Romeoville Fire Department

  • Self dispatched on 159.2325

Lockport Township Fire Department

  • Serves a portion of Romeoville, dispatched by WESCOM.

University Park

  • Police are dispatched on 470.5625 203.5 PL by EastCom (units ???); also 470.4375 203.5 PL link to other departments
  • Fire is dispatched on 154.235 97. PL by EastCom


  • 9/11/11 - Submitter reports: "The Wilmington police frequency of 155.310/159.210 118.8 appears to no longer be active"
  • 12/09 - Wilmington Police is now being dispatched by Wescom Dispatch on a simulcast of 155.31 118.8 PL and 158.850 88.5 PL

Schools and Colleges

Will County Area Career Center (Romeoville)

  • 1/11 New WQNK811 - mobiles on 466.05, 466.075, 466.1, 466.125, 466.15 (11K)

Bolingbrook Schools

  • 451.18750 456.18750 WQBD915 RM 162 DPL BHS Security BHS Security [F-1] FM
  • 451.48750 456.48750 WQBD915 RM 411 DPL MHS Maintenc BHS Maintenance [F-2] FM

Channahon Schools

District #17

Coal City Schools

  • 464.22500 469.22500 KNGV971 RM Ops [Term 4/02]
  • 464.22500 469.22500 KNGV971 RM Ops ( Wilmington) [Term 4/02]

Crete-Monee Schools

Crete-Monee School District #201-U

463.41250  468.41250   WQJZ736  RM  CrMon Sch 1  Operations (10 locations, also WQJZ737)
463.70000  468.70000   WPWW234  RM  CrMon Sch 3  Operations   
464.62500  469.62500   WPWW234  RM  CrMon Sch 2  Operations (University Park)  FM 
464.32500      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 5  Operations  FM  Schools  
464.82500      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 6  Operations  FM  Schools  
467.76250      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 7  Operations  FM  Schools  
467.81250      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 8  Operations  FM  Schools  
467.85000      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 9  Operations  FM  Schools  
467.85000      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 10  Operations  FM  Schools  
469.26250      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 11  Operations  FM  Schools  
469.50000      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 12  Academic/Athelitic Events (Itinerant Statewide)
469.55000      WPWW234  M  CrMon Sch 13  Academic/Athelitic Events (Itinerant Statewide)

Frankfort Schools

Frankfort Community Unit School District #157c

  • 464.97500 469.97500 WQBR695 RM Operations (also Joliet Township)

Chelsea Elementary / Intermediate School

  • 8/12 FCC App 0005358255 for 451.7125 Repeater, 452.6275 Mobiles, 452.0375 Mobile (11K)

Lincolnway Community High School District 210 (Frankfort)

  • Website
  • Heard on 463.6875: 118, VM 188, "Dubble Bubble-take kids home", calling electrian
  • 463.35000 WZH838 RMF LWCHS Ops 4 CHSD#210 FM Schools
  • 462.35000 WQJT836 RMF LWCHS Ops 1 CHSD#210: Buses/Safety/Maintenance (Mokena)
  • 461.87500 WQJT836 RMF LWCHS Ops 2 CHSD#210: Buses/Safety/Maintenance (New Lenox)
  • 463.65000 WZH838 RMF LWCHS Ops 3 Community High School District: Ops
  • 466.48750 WQGK884 M LWASE Ops 3 Lincoln Way Area Special Education: Operations
  • 466.58750 WQGK884 M LWASE Ops 2 Lincoln Way Area Special Education: Operations

Naperville / Bollingbrook Schools

Indian Prairie School District #204

  • Website
  • 451.35000 WPMR282 BM IPSD A Op1 Security/Maintenance - Aurora (DuPage)
  • 452.27500 WPPA707 BM IPSD A Op2 Maintenance/Admin - Aurora (Kane)
  • 452.32500 WPMR282 BM IPSD A Op3 Security/Maintenance - Aurora (DuPage)
  • 452.35000 WPMR282 BM IPSD A Op4 Security/Maintenance - Aurora (DuPage)
  • 461.70000 WPMR282 RM IPSD A Op5 Security/Maintenance - Aurora (DuPage)
  • 463.35000 WPMR282 RM IPSD A Op6 Security/Maintenance - Aurora (DuPage)
  • 452.10000 WPMR282 RM IPSD N Op1 Security/Maintenance - Naperville (DuPage)
  • 452.22500 WPPA707 BM IPSD N Op2 Maintenance/Admin - Naperville (DuPage)
  • 452.27500 WPPA707 BM IPSD N Op3 Maintenance/Admin - Naperville (DuPage)
  • 461.55000 WPMR282 RM IPSD N Op4 Security/Maintenance - Naperville (Will)
  • 452.50000 WPPA707 BM IPSD B Ops Maintenance/Admin - Bollingbrook (Will)
  • 464.01250 RM IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 464.21250 RM IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 464.41250 RM IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 466.02500 M IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 466.10000 M IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 466.15000 M IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 466.17500 M IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 466.25000 M IPSD A2Op1 Ops (1801 N Eola Rd-Aurora)
  • 457.68750 WPQY556 M IPSD WES 1 Wheatland Elementary School - Naperville (11K)
  • 457.28750 WPQY556 M IPSD WES 2 Wheatland Elementary School - Naperville (11K)
  • 457.16250 WPQY556 M IPSD WES 3 Wheatland Elementary School - Naperville (11K)
  • 457.81250 WPQY556 M IPSD WES 4 Wheatland Elementary School - Naperville (11K)
  • 457.66250 WPQY556 M IPSD WES 5 Wheatland Elementary School - Naperville (11K)

Joliet Schools

  • 452.20000 457.20000 WQHN273 RM JTHS ?? Joliet Township High School (*corrected freq 6/08) FMN Schools
  • 461.20000 466.20000 WPRT799 RM Joliet School District #86
  • 461.92500 466.92500 WQHN273 RM 031 DPL JTHS Teacher Joliet Township High School: Teacher Ops

Laraway CC School District #70c (Joliet)

  • 11/12 FCC App 0005479099 for Laraway Elementary - 159.585 Base/Mobile (NFM)
  • 11/12 FCC App 0005479099 for Oak Valley Primary - 159.735 Base/Mobile (NFM)

Lockport Schools

  • WQEG659 72.1 Wireless Clocks at St. Dennis School

Lockport Township High School District 205

  • 155.16000 BM Homr SD Bus Homer Schools: Buses ?
  • 451.35000 456.35600 WPZK772 RM KvnGrvSchool District 91 Schools
  • 155.22000 KJQ621 BM LTHS Buses pl: 67.0

Manhattan Schools

Manhattan School District #114

  • 461.45000 466.45000 WNXD724 RM Ops (Lockport)
  • 463.77500 468.77500 WNXD724 RM Ops (Manhattan)

Mokena Schools

Mokena Public School District #159

  • 152.98250 159.86250 WQIY398 RM Mokna SchBus Transportation
  • 155.26500 KJB391 BM Transportation

New Lenox Schools

New Lenox School District #122

  • WPYK340 72.1 F Wireless Clocks
461.20000  466.20000   WPXB473  RM  Elementary Schools  FM  Schools  
464.32500      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
464.82500      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.76250      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.81250      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.85000      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.87500      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.90000      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  
467.92500      KNNS362  M  Ops [Term 5/02]  FM  Schools  

Oswego Schools

Oswego Community Unit School District #308

  • Kendall/Will Counties
  • WQBQ681 71.1 72.12 72.18 72.22 72.36 72.34 72.4 Wireless Clocks
  • 464.1 WNST523 RM Operations (Plainfield) [Exp 7/05] FM Schools

Peotone Schools

Peotone Community Unit District #207 (Peotone/Frankfort)

  • Website
  • 463.50000 468.50000 WPFV775 RM School Ops (@ Peotone, Frankfort)

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District #202

461.47500     WQIB499  RM  Pfld HS N 1  North High School   FMN  Schools  
464.00000     WQCY986  RM  Pfld HS N 2  North High School  FMN  Schools  
452.70000     WQIB499  RM  Pfld HS S 1  South High School   FMN  Schools  
461.38750     WPTQ6346 RM  Pfld HS S 2  South High School: Security  FMN  Schools  
452.70000     WQIB499  RM  Pfld HS E 1  East High School   FMN  Schools  
464.22500     WQIB499  RM  Pfld HS Cntr  Central High School   FMN  Schools  
451.95000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op1  Portables (all schools)  FMN  Schools  
452.45000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op2  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
452.67500      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op3  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
456.95000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op4  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
457.45000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op5  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
457.67500      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op6  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
461.05000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op7  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
464.17500      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op8  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
466.05000      WQIB499  M  Pfld Sch Op9  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
469.17500      WQIB499  M  Pfld SchOp10  Portables (all schools)   FMN  Schools  
462.16250     WQLL646  RM  Pfld SchOp11  CUSD #202 (Joliet)  11K

Diamond Schools

Reed Custer School District 255w (Diamond)

  • 451.30000 456.30000 WPDX27x RM Ops

Richland School (Crest Hill)

  • 151.89500 WNZN727 BM Ops FM Schools

Steger Schools

Steger Public Schools District #194

  • 461.30000 WQGH944 RM Steg SchOps1 Security/Maintenance
  • 462.57500 WPRI509 BM Steg SchOps2 School Ops
  • 151.77500 BM Steg SchOps3 Operations

Troy Community Consoildated School District 30c (Shorewood)

464.57500  469.57500   WPXL518  RMF 203.5 PL TSD30c Ops  Operations/Transportation
***possible tone heard Joliet area 5/08

Valley View Public Community Unit School District #365v (Romeoville)

461.42500  KSZ591   RM  VVSD Ops R1  Operations (900 W Romeo Rd)  FM 
461.97500  KSZ591   RM  VVSD OpsR10  Operations (900 W Romeo Rd)  FM  
464.76250  KSZ591   RM  VVSD OpsR11  Operations (900 W Romeo Rd)(also WPYM658) 
151.80500  WPGS302  M   VVSD365 Ops2  Operations  FM  Schools  
464.81500  WPGS302  M   VVSD365 Ops3  Operations  FM  Schools  
451.48750  WQDB915  RM  VVSD365 Ops5  Operations (Bollingbrook)  FMN   
466.20000  WQDB918  M   VVSD365 Ops6  Staff Ops  FM  Schools  
466.70000  WQDB918  M   VVSD365 Ops7  Staff Ops  FM  Schools  
466.97500  WQDB918  M   VVSD365 Ops8  Staff Ops  FM  Schools  
467.10000  WQDB918  M   VVSD365 Ops9  Staff Ops  FM  Schools  
464.15000  WQIS471  RM  Luk Mid Schl  Lukancic Middle School (Romeoville)  

Will County School District #92

  • 151.74500 WPEK537 BM Ops [Term 6/02] FM Schools

Wilmington School District #209-U

  • 155.95250 160.01250 WQKA385 RM Wilm School Operations FMN


Governors State University (University Park)

  • KXH777 KTK67 R 453.6 453.65 (Park Forest)
  • 9/12 FCC App 0005408360 for 464.6875 Repeater (7/11K) for Security Admin

Lewis University (Romeoville)

  • WQPF795 - 457.6625 1000-2wt 11K Digital for Security Alarm Monitoring

University of St. Francis (Joliet)

  • 72.1 WQDT755 Wireless Clock System

Codes & Lists

Will County Police Unit IDs

  • Lockport Police: 500's
  • Lockport Park District Police: 600's
  • Crest Hill Police: 100's
  • Code Lincoln 50: Unit out at the PD
  • Romeoville Police: 300's

Fire Tone Outs

  • These are in two tone "Quick Call II" format.

Department Tone A Tone B Long tone C

  • Beecher 1062 832 926
  • University Park 1355 1322
  • Steger 2568 1663
  • Crete ESDA 1233
  • Crete Town 832 1062


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