Our service area is geographically diverse and demanding. Pierce County is the second most populous county in Washington state and a hub of international travel and commerce – via the Port of Tacoma, the largest transportation corridor in the state (Interstate-5), Puget Sound, its proximity to the Canadian border, and its position as a Pacific Rim state. It is also a major part of the state’s military core with Joint Base Lewis-McChord located within the county.
With over 1,200 employees, the KCSO serves the law enforcement needs of over half a million people in unincorporated areas and our twelve contract cities. The KCSO also provides police departments for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport. Our commitment to meeting the needs of all residents means that services such as helicopters and bomb disposal are available to King County's 2.2 million residents.
Located in Kent, Washington, Valley Communications Center is the Regional 9-1-1 Center that provides emergency communications services to communities of South King County. Valley Com, as we are known, is responsible for answering emergency 9-1-1 calls and dispatching resources such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to citizens requiring assistance. Our service area spans from Seattle’s southern border to a few blocks south of the Pierce County line and from Vashon Island to the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range.
NORCOM is a consolidated 911 call-taking and dispatching communications center founded in 2007 by twenty public safety organizations in the northeast region of King County.
The mission of NORCOM is to be a caring and trusted servant to those who need help and those who provide help.
The Washington State Patrol’s primary goal is to provide a safe motoring environment for all Washingtonians and those visiting the Evergreen state. Troopers and commercial vehicle officers are responsible for enforcing traffic laws, investigating collisions, and assisting motors on the 17,524 miles of the state’s highways.
Located inside the Port Angeles Police Department, Peninsula Communications, or PenCom, is the centralized answering point for all 911 calls in Clallam County and in the Clallam and Jefferson County portions of Olympic National Park.
The center provides emergency dispatch services to several agencies, including the Clallam County Sheriff's Department, Port Angeles Police and Fire Departments, Sequim Police Department, Lower Elwha Tribal Police, Forks Police Department, Forks Hospital District, La Push Tribal Police, Olympic National Park Rangers, and six fire protection districts.
The Seattle Community Safety and Communications Center (CSCC) is the City of Seattle’s Public Safety Answering Point for 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls for police. The CSCC was created on June 1, 2021, and answers approximately 900,000 calls per year. The CSCC is recruiting diverse people who enjoy helping people and want to make a difference in the community. No experience is necessary. Training is paid and pay starts at over $65,000 a year. The CSCC employs many diverse and unique individuals who work well in a team environment and connect over a shared purpose.
Kitsap 911 is an award-winning emergency dispatch center, that provides police, fire, and EMS services to the citizens of Kitsap County. The mission of Kitsap 911 is to provide exceptional public safety emergency communications services every day to the community.
Thurston 9-1-1 Communications (TCOMM 911) is a consolidated 911 dispatch center, answering 911 calls and providing dispatch services to all Thurston County. Public Safety Telecommunicators are the first link between citizens and emergency police, fire and medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) is a regional public safety agency that provides 9-1-1 dispatch, technology services, and emergency management. CRESA’s service area includes each of the seven cities within Clark County – Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt – as well as the unincorporated areas of the county.
San Juan Co, Wa
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office serves and protects the residents and visitors of the islands in an area that encompasses 621 square miles. The county consists of 174 square miles of land and 447 square miles of water. San Juan County is located in the Salish Sea in the far northwestern corner of Washington and includes four larger, ferry-served islands: San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw, along with hundreds of smaller islands, reefs and rocks. About 20 islands are inhabited. San Juan County is the smallest county in Washington by total landmass. The Sheriff’s Office is located on San Juan Island with substations of Orcas and Lopez Islands.
Skagit Co, Wa
Skagit 911 answers, processes, and dispatches all 9-1-1 calls within Skagit County and parts of Whatcom County. Skagit 911 serves nine law enforcement agencies, four municipal fire agencies, seventeen fire districts, and one EMS agency. Skagit 911 utilizes and maintains several different technologies, such as a CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching) system, a 911 phone system, multiple radio towers, and the core radio system for emergency responders in Skagit County.
Beginning in 2000, PST revolutionized how public safety applicants are tested and, ultimately, hired. As a candidate, you can now complete one online application, take one written exam and one physical ability test, complete one PHS, and have your scores sent to one or many departments. You choose from hundreds of local testing opportunities each year across the United States, so you no longer have to figure out how to be at two places (or more!) at once. You no longer have to deal with the stress and financial costs of missed workdays, travel and other related expenses.