Public Safety Center

Construction and Building Features

  • Structurally built to withstand F-5 tornado conditions, 250 mph winds, and J.50 mph debris impacts (FEMA 361 standard)
  • Structurally built with enhanced seismic and ballistic protection
  • Includes bays for storage of specialized vehicles
  • Architects: TM Partners (TMP), Williamson County, and Architects Design Group (ADG), FL
  • Construction manager: The Parent Company 


The Public Safety Center
Inside of the EOC

Emergency Operations Center Features

  • Supports 105 workstations, 10 ESF tables, a head table, and 15 workstations for ESF branch managers
  • A Joint Information Center that includes monitors, workstations and media briefing room
  • A policy conference room and five additional breakout rooms
  • Connection with the Emergency Communications Center (one community, one mission, one program)
  • A cafeteria (commercial kitchen) and study rooms with bunks
  • The facility is designed for the mission of handling disasters when they arise, with the goal of operating as a functional training space in day-to-day use

Building History

2009

Williamson County Public Safety task force assembles and identifies their six most critical needs for a Public Safety Center:

  1. Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  2. Emergency Communications Center (ECC)
  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)
Ribbon Cutting of the Public Safety Building

June 2014

Williamson County Public Safety Center groundbreaking

February 2016

Williamson County Public Safety Center occupancy permit granted

April 2016

Williamson County Public Safety Center celebrates its ribbon cutting

November 2016

The Emergency Communications Center goes live

The Public Safety Center