South Sound 911 launches online fireworks reporting for fireworks complaints

Residents in Fife, Milton, Orting, Roy, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place can report the illegal discharge of fireworks online at between 6 p.m. Friday, July 1 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.  July 4 is the single busiest day for South Sound 911 call takers and dispatchers when call volumes are known to more […]

Statement regarding COVID-19 outbreak

South Sound 911 had 28 employees test positive for COVID-19 since Dec. 17, and others are awaiting test results. While we believe several of the affected employees likely contracted COVID-19 over the holidays, we understand Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department considers two positive cases at a work site an “outbreak.”  Reported symptoms have been mild and […]

Statement regarding reported COVID-19 outbreak

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As of last week, South Sound 911 had 15 employees test positive for COVID-19, for an outbreak which originated in late-July at our Law Enforcement Communications Center. While we have experienced COVID positive cases before, it has not been to this level. We understand Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department considers two positive cases an “outbreak” and posts […]

South Sound 911 to welcome customers at new location July 20

If you have an appointment at South Sound 911’s public counter or with the agency’s administrative or records staff, beginning Tuesday, July 20, you will need to go to the agency’s new location at 3580 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. Construction of South Sound 911’s new facility will be complete in July and services and staff […]

Communications Center Director recruitment

Do you have the leadership skills and operational knowledge to lead South Sound 911’s combined police and fire communications center? You would oversee one of the busiest comm centers in the state and collaborate with the agency’s other departments to support first responders and help keep Pierce County safe. Apply for our Communications Center Director […]

Fingerprinting partnership to help meet demand for concealed pistol licenses

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Additional fingerprinting appointments are now available for Pierce County residents applying for a new/original concealed pistol license (CPL) thanks to a partnership between South Sound 911 and the Tacoma office of Bellevue Fingerprinting. CPL-related appointments at Bellevue Fingerprinting are only available through South Sound 911’s online application system and will cost applicants $42 in addition […]

Deputy Director recruitment

Do you have the leadership skills and technical knowledge to oversee South Sound 911’s Records and Technical Services departments? If so, apply for our Deputy Director of Support Services position and help lead South Sound 911 to excellence. Visit for application details.

Protest-related vandalism at Records department

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South Sound 911 Executive Director Deborah Grady released this statement: As reported in the media, South Sound 911’s Records department windows were broken during last night’s protests in downtown Tacoma. The department, occupied by records staff at the time of the vandalism, was relocated to another location where employees could safely continue operations.  As a […]

South Sound 911 Virtual Community Meeting – Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

This Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., join South Sound 911 leaders for a virtual community meeting about the construction of the agency’s new facility in Tacoma’s Lincoln South neighborhood.  Participate by video conference: Or participate by phone: 408-418-9388 (access code: 146 315 4219) South Sound 911’s new facility is currently under construction at […]