Read our final report (PDF)
Why are we doing this study?
During the 2019-2020 Washington State legislative session, the legislature approved and the governor signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1109 (ESHB 1109) - Operating Budget. Section 145-6 For the Military Department requires a report on the 911 system be provided to the appropriate legislative committees by Oct. 1, 2020 to include:
A) The actual cost per fiscal year for the state, including all political subdivisions, to operate and maintain the 911 system including, but not limited to:
- The ESInet;
- Call handling equipment;
- Personnel costs;
- Facility costs;
- Contractual costs;
- Administrative costs; and
- Legal fees.
B) The difference between the actual state and local costs and current state and local 911 funding.
C) Potential cost-savings and efficiencies through the:
- Consolidation of equipment;
- Regionalization of services or merging of facilities;
- Positive and negative impacts on the public;
- Legal or contractual restrictions; and
- Appropriate actions to alleviate these constraints.
Who is on the study team?
Sponsor: Bret D. Daugherty, The Adjutant General of the State of Washington
Project Lead: Adam R. Wasserman, Washington State Enhanced 911 Coordinator
Project Facilitator: Danni Colo, Project Analyst Pierce County Emergency Management
Executive Steering Committee: Legislators, Stakeholders, Partners
E911 Advisory Steering Team:
Joann Boggs, Pend Oreille County
Richard Kirton, Kitsap County
Angie Fode, Adams County
Brenda Cantu, Grays Harbor County
Jonathan Brock, Pierce County
Keith Flewelling, Thurston County
Project Team Members: All County 911 Coordinators
Work Groups: Operations, Technical, Governance/Policy, Financial & Data Analysis, Recommendations
Copy of Project Charter (PDF)