A number of rolled up engineering blueprints

Community meeting for South Sound 911 facility project scheduled for Feb. 22

South Sound 911 will host a community meeting to discuss the preliminary site layout options for its future public safety communications center (PSCC) on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6-7 p.m. in the auditorium at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The public is invited to meet members of the design team and provide feedback to the South Sound 911 team. The PSCC …

South Sound 911 logo on metal

Community meeting for South Sound 911 facility project scheduled for Nov. 29

South Sound 911 will host a community meeting to discuss the pre-design and design process of its future public safety communications center (PSCC) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6-7 p.m. in the auditorium at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The public is invited to meet members of the architectural and engineering design team, and share comments and concerns with South Sound …

A number of rolled up engineering blueprints

South Sound 911 seeks architectural design team for new emergency communications center

South Sound 911 issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) today to select an architectural design team for a new public safety communications center (PSCC). The PSCC will be constructed at 3580 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma utilizing a traditional design/bid/build process. In the months ahead, South Sound 911 will finalize planning and design before going to bid for a construction contractor. It is …

South Sound 911 merges law enforcement 911 and dispatch centers

As of 6 a.m. today, all of the local law enforcement communications services in the county are provided from a communications center in Tacoma — now known as South Sound 911’s Law Enforcement Communications Center. The center now answers 911 calls countywide and provides dispatch service for all 19 local law enforcement agencies. Until today, law enforcement communications were provided …

Launch of new computer-aided dispatch system unites local public safety agencies

South Sound 911 and the Tacoma Fire Department successfully launched a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system today, officially uniting public safety agencies countywide. When the two agencies implemented the new Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure CAD system for Tacoma Fire Communications at 9 a.m., all local police and fire agencies were united on a single dispatch platform. “This is an important …