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Public Safety Communications Board

Co-chairs: 

Mark Owen, Platte County Sheriff

Walt Way, Johnson County 

Staff Contact:

Adam Geffert, 816.701.8221

Meeting Packets

This board consists of agency administrators and elected officials from local governments throughout the region and is primarily responsible for executive level policy guidance and oversight for the regional 9-1-1 and interoperable communications systems. The overriding purpose of the board is to ensure these systems are a high quality; reliable method of interoperable communications available to all regional public safety personnel.  It is the responsibility of the board to ensure that the 9-1-1 and regional communications systems meet the needs of and are financed equitably among participants.

The board is charged with administering the 9-1-1 Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, monitoring and auditing expenditures for 9-1-1 and public safety communication services, approving the annual budget for 9-1-1 and public safety communications systems, monitoring technical operation of the regional systems to include the network design and performance, selective routing and database management, and ensuring the effective operation of the Regional 9-1-1 System. Membership classifications for the board are set by the committee by-laws.

The Public Safety Communications Board meets on a regular basis to review issues pertinent to the management of the regional 9-1-1 and interoperable communications system.