The County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was located in the existing Judicial Center; however, it was temporarily relocated during construction of the courthouse and new EOC. The new 18,000 sq. ft. EOC facility includes onsite parking and cost an estimated $5.6 million.
Work on the EOC began in September of 2021 and was finished a year later.
The new facility houses Emergency Management Services, Emergency Operations Center, Hazardous Materials operations and the county’s alternate 9-1-1 call center. One of the goals behind this project was to provide better geographical separation between the primary and alternate 9-1-1 call centers to lessen the likelihood that a natural or man-made catastrophe could disable both centers. Another goal was to have the EOC facility located near an interstate to facilitate access by emergency personnel.