Statewide Interoperability Communications

Information from our Statewide Interoperability section is shared below:

Products and Services

  • Outreach to communications groups and committees
  • Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan program management and updates
  • Policy development
  • Agency interoperability
  • Interoperability presentations
  • Training coordination
  • Point of Contact for technical assistance from the Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)
  • State contact for Integrated Public and Alert Warning System (IPAWS)
  • Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS) needs an assessment and business plan
  • State technical assistance workshops
  • National Guard interoperability capability
  • Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee member
  • Reports to Colorado General Assembly
  • Statewide adoption of interoperability of radio frequencies and naming conventions
  • Expansion of 700 MHz interoperability capability
  • Inter Sub System Interface (ISSI) capabilities between disparate systems
  • Tactical Interoperability communication Plan (TICP) updates

Statewide Collaboration

  • Identify additional potential members for Public Safety Communications Subcommittee (PSCS)
  • Form partnerships with other communications groups
  • Assist in the development of plans, policies and procedures
    • Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)
    • Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA)
  • Regional communications committees

Goals and Objectives

  • Encourage routine use of mutual aid channels, patching, gateways, and encryption for all disciplines and jurisdictions
  • Collect documentation
  • Develop and distribute model SOPs and best practices for interoperable mutual aid communications
  • Obtain stakeholder buy-in for interoperability solutions
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies that can be implemented into interoperable communications
  • Identify regions in need of communications training committees and support those committees with educational materials and information on training opportunities
  • Establish a repository for training materials, TICPs and AARs
  • Update and add communications curriculum currently hosted on COTrain and other sources
  • Evaluate AARs from communications exercises to determine the effectiveness and provide feedback to the regional committees and to the PSCS
  • Participate in and promote COML/COMT training, deployment and completion of task books
  • Maintain and use deployable interoperable communications assets
  • Outreach and education to key stakeholders
  • Sustainable funding for continued operation, enhancement and replacement of communications systems

Information Sources