Communications Center

Newton County Communications Center

The Newton County 911 Communications Center serves the citizens of Newton County twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week dispatching Police, Fire, & EMS.

Our 911 telecommunicators are well trained and have various certifications in order to meet the standard care for the citizens of Newton County.  We monitor multiple radio frequencies, use a computer-aided dispatch system and answer both emergency and non-emergency telephone calls amongst many other tasks.

If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance, please dial 911.  Allow the 911 operator to ask the questions he or she are trained to ask. This will allow them to obtain the help you need as soon as possible. After calling 911, listen to the 911 operator's instructions and do not hang up the phone until the 911 operator tells you as additional information may be needed.

If you mistakenly reach the 911 center, please do not hang up before the 911 telecommunicator answers the phone. If you are not on the phone when the telecommunicator answers, he or she will call you back to check if there are any problems.

If you are calling the Newton County Sheriff's Office with a non-emergency please understand that you may be placed on hold because that operator may be handling an urgent situation.  A telecommunicator will answer your call as soon as possible.

Mission Statement

To provide a vital link of emergency services between the citizens and first responders of Newton County. This will be accomplished through professional and courteous public safety practices while keeping the safety of all first responders in mind at all times. We will also provide this service in the most cost effective manner possible, recognizing that the citizens of this county are funding this operation.

Dispatched Agencies

Law Enforcement

  • Newton County Sheriff's Office
  • Newton County Drug Task Force
  • Brook Police Department
  • Goodland Police Department
  • Kentland Police Department
  • Morocco Police Department
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resource

Fire Departments

  • Brook-Iroquois Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Goodland Volunteer Fire Department
  • Kentland-Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lincoln Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Morocco Volunteer Fire Department

EMS

  • Newton County Ambulance Service

The center also provides notification or call out services for Newton County Animal Control, Newton County Coroner and Newton County Emergency Management Agency.

Contact Us

  • Other: (888) 663-9866
  • Phone: (219) 474-5661
  • Fax: (219) 474-5667
  • Staff Directory