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Regional Interoperability Communications Committee


Steve Hoskins, Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department

Mark Whelan, Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications

Staff Contact:

Nikki Thomas, 816-701-8323

Interoperability Documents

MARRS SOP Documents

This committee is a sub-committee of the Public Safety Communications Board and is a technical working group representing public safety agencies throughout the area. Their responsibilities include recommending the regional communications interoperability plan and recommending enhancements for regional interoperability capabilities.

Membership is open to interested individuals representing public agencies that have a stake in the regional communications systems, as confirmed by the Public Safety Communications Users Committee.

Meetings and Activities

This committee meets on an as-needed basis. Meetings are generally held in the MARC offices, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 

Initial Interoperability Report and Recommendations

In 2003, the Regional Interoperability Communications Committee was asked by the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee to submit a report assessing the needs for public safety communications and recommending immediate actions to improve interoperability.

The report, developed with consulting services from GeoComm, is available online.