The move by Puyallup City Council to join South Sound 911 has proven to be a total disaster. We once had our localized 911 Communications Center with staff that knew the area, and knew who we were.
When you call the centralized 911 center today, you connect with people who have no clue about Puyallup. Often they ask absurd questions while fumbling with a map book. The time it takes to get them to understand where you are located is critical to our safety.
A citizen or a police officer will be in jeopardy with this fragmented, unprofessional operation. What’s next, dump the Puyallup Police Department in favor of contracting with the Pierce County Sheriff?