A stand-alone backup facility will be available in the event South Sound 911 is unable to operate in its primary communications center due to a natural or other disaster.

The facility planning study identified local options for a backup site, and in late 2016 the same consultant reviewed the current options and recommended that South Sound 911 retain its South 35th Street Communications Center as the back-up facility. That facility formerly housed the agency’s Law Enforcement Communications Center. In January 2017, South Sound 911’s governing body approved the recommended back-up facility.

Approximately $1.5 million of the PSCC construction budget was reserved for back-up facility renovations and improvements.