The Piatt County Public Safety Building is the home of the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office and the Piatt County Jail. The Public Safety Building was opened in 2004 at a cost of approximately $7.3 million. The Public Safety Building replaced the 110 year old building that previously housed the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office and jail. The state-of-the-art facility contains the Sheriff’s personal office, as well as offices for the Chief Deputy, Investigations, Sergeants and patrol deputies. The Piatt County Jail is contained inside the Public Safety Building. The Piatt County Jail has the capability of housing 76 inmates.
The Public Safety Building is also the home of the Piatt County Emergency 911 system (PSAP – Public Service Answering Point) and the Emergency 911 Director. The Piatt County PSAP consists of three terminals capable of receiving emergency and non-emergency calls, radio transmissions with area law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS). The Piatt County PSAP provides backup services for DeWitt and Ford County’s. In the event there is a major interruption of services in DeWitt or Ford County, the Piatt County PSAP has the ability to receive their 911 emergency calls, communicate with their law enforcement officers via radio and dispatch/page/communicate with their fire departments and EMS.