Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday named Cindy Barbera-Brelle as the first administrator of Illinois’ new statewide 911 system.
Barbera-Brelle currently serves as executive director for the Northwest Central Dispatch, which provides services to 11 suburban communities in Cook County.
According to a press release provided by the governor’s office, Barbera-Brelle will “oversee the transition of the state’s 911 services from the Illinois Commerce Commission to the Illinois State Police.” She will also oversee the expansion of the state’s 911 services to 11 rural counties that are currently without them.
Barbera-Brelle previously served as Director of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department and worked as a Senior Program Manager for Printrak, a Motorola company.
She is slated to make $125,000 annually in her new role.