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, which formerly housed the agency’s Law Enforcement Communications Center, as the back-up facility. 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.