The Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 System can receive and respond to text messages. Texting can provide a lifesaving option for people in situations where they cannot speak and for those who are hearing impaired.

Multimedia or MMS messages — those that include photos, video, emoticons, or are sent to more than one recipient — will not be delivered. Making a voice call to 9-1-1 is always preferred because that allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to gather more information more quickly in an emergency.

Text only when a voice call is not feasible.



9-1-1 Calltaker / Public Safety Dispatcher - Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 is seeking applicants for the position of 9-1-1 Calltaker / Public Safety Dispatcher. This position is responsible for the general operations of the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. Handles incoming telephone calls for service and dispatch a public safety response. The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and retirement plan. Applications must be received by January 13, 2017.  EOE


An employment application packet may be downloaded at:


Send completed application and resume to:

Director, Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1

222 N 52nd St

Quincy, IL 62305



Located in west central Illinois, Adams County provides citizens with opportunity, diversity, and quality.  Most of the residents live in or near the City of Quincy, while most of the land is used for agriculture.  The county is on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    Quincy is the regional hub for medical services, manufacturing, entertainment, and education.  As the largest city within a 100 miles, Quincy provides the entire county with some of the amenities of larger cities.  And several smaller communities compliment Quincy by offering superb quality of life in rural settings.


The courthouse was constructed in 1950, but an extensive renovation project was completed in 1997.

Visitors to the east side of the building must pass through a security checkpoint and abide by certain rules.  Cell phones are not allowed.

In addition to several offices, there are eight courtrooms, backup 9-1-1 Center and a 100-bed jail in the building.

The Health Department is located just one block from the courthouse in downtown Quincy.  This building was built in 2009.  The Ambulance Department has an administrative office in this building also.

The Quincy / Adams County 9-1-1 Center began operations in a new facility in March, 2007.  The Emergency Management office is located here along with the Emergency Operations Center.
The Juvenile Detention Center was built in 2000.  The Juvenile Detention Facility provides detention services and behavioral programming for troubled youth from ages ten through seventeen. This is a secure custody facility with a maximum rated capacity of 30. 

The Highway Department moved from 36th and Broadway to 101 N 54th St in 1986.

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