New E-911 Facility
New communications infrastructure is providing the latest technology to meet mandated digital service, which allows county-wide coverage.
This $10 million project has been in the works for quite some time as the switch from analog to digital necessitated plenty of planning.
Housed in the new Sumter Police Department headquarters, this state-of-the-art facility is the first in South Carolina to use color-coordinated status bars, which allow supervisors and telecommunications operators to know if they are engaged in calls or available.
A recent multi-jurisdictional operation involving seven agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, had all of the radio traffic routed through Sumter's E-911 Facility.
Just like the entire Sumter Police Department headquarters, the E-911 Facility is designed to expand as needed over the course of the next 50 years.
This facility became operational early in the summer of 2018.