Public Safety Center

Ribbon Cutting of the Public Safety Building
Brochure for the day of the Public Safety Center Ribbon Cutting

Building History:

2009: Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson assembled the Williamson County Public Safety Task Force made up of County Government Officials, partner agencies and private industry to evaluate the needs and opportunities for the future of Williamson Public Safety. This Task Force met for over a year and assembled a working document that addressed all areas of Public Safety. One of those recommendations was to construct a mission-driven facility. As this project moved forward a team toured different facilities around the Southeast for ideas and inspiration. The facility fulfills six critical needs outlined in the Public Safety Task Force report:​​1. Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

​2. Emergency Communications Center (EOC)

​3. Training space

​4. Disaster Recovery (Information Technology Continuity and backup)

​5. Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government

​6. Administrative space for 911 and Emergency Management (Office of Public Safety)​

June 2014: ​Ground breaking​

February 2016: Occupancy Permit granted​

April 2016: Ribbon-cutting ​

November 2016: Emergency Communications Center opens ​

Construction and Building Features:

​• Architect: TM Partners (TMP), Williamson county, and Architects Design Group (ADG), FL
​• Construction manager: The Parent Company
​• Structurally built to withstand F-5 tornado conditions 250 mph sustained winds, J.50 mph debris impact (FEMA 361 standard) as well as  enhanced seismic and ballistic protection
​• Two electrical sub stations and multiple debris shielded generators with truck panel
​​• 2,000 gallon in-line water tank
​​• Bays for storage of specialized vehicles

​Emergency Operations Center Features:

​• 105 workstations, 10 ESF tables, Head table:15 work stations for ESF branch managers
​• Joint Information Center-monitors, work stations and Media Briefing Room
​• Policy Conference Room and five additional breakout rooms
​• Connection with Emergency Communications Center (one community, one mission, one program)
​• Cafeteria (commercial kitchen), study rooms (bunks)
​• Facility designed around disaster mission with goal of day to day use (training, meetings, etc)