In accordance with the provisions of SB 14-127, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) entered into a contract with Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to conduct a needs assessment of the Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS), as well as various other public systems in the state. The purpose of the study is to determine current and future public safety communications needs in Colorado and how they may impact the DTRS network, interoperability, and other non-DTRS systems operating in Colorado. The contractor was also asked to present a second report that is a business plan for sustainability of the DTRS and interoperability measures.
After a brief review and comment period involving DHSEM, the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee (PSCS) and the Statewide Interoperable Communications Coordinator (SWIC), we herewith submit those reports in their entirety highlighting the following recommendations:
- DTRS Coverage Improvement
- Interoperable Communications
- Public Safety Communications Study Transmittal Letter
- Public Safety Communications Needs Assessment and Business Plan Executive Summary
- Colorado Public Safety Communications System-Wide Business Plan