** If you need emergency police, fire or medical aid, CALL 911. This page is for information only. **
The hub of emergency communications for most residents and businesses in Pierce County is South Sound 911. South Sound 911’s two communications centers provide specialized 911 and dispatch services, with dedicated employees working together for a unified emergency and response system:
Visit our Text-to-911 page for information about this new service we launched on March 27, 2019.
In November 2011, residents of Pierce County voted for a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to support public safety. Thanks to this community support, South Sound 911 has been consolidating or collocating six 911 centers: Buckley Communications, Fife Communications, the Law Enforcement Support Agency (LESA), Puyallup City Comm, West Pierce Fire & Rescue Fire Comm, and Tacoma Fire Communications. With the exception of Tacoma Fire Communications, all of those centers have come together to form two South Sound 911 centers: the Law Enforcement Communications Center in Tacoma, and the Fire Communications Center in Puyallup.
File a Police Report
Please use the online reporting system to report non-emergency lost property, theft, vandalism or vehicle prowl. The online reporting system is available only for crimes occurring in certain jurisdictions meeting specific criteria. Please read through the instructions before attempting to submit a report. Please DO NOT use online reporting to report emergencies, in-progress crimes or previously reported crimes.
Requesting Copies of 911 Calls
State law requires that South Sound 911 keep recordings of 911 calls for 90 days. The public may request copies of specific 911 calls by submitting a Public Records Request, though currently South Sound 911 only provides these records for its partner law enforcement agencies. For copies of fire/EMS 911 audio or reports, please contact the relevant fire department directly.