Interoperability & Information Sharing

interopPolice, fire, and emergency medical service agencies need to communicate with each other within and across jurisdictions and disciplines—both during mission-critical incidents and daily operations.  Planning for and building voice and data communications systems that will ensure interoperability and improve information sharing can be complex and often costly efforts. 

Let SEARCH’s resources and practitioner expertise help with your public safety and emergency communications interoperability and information sharing needs. 

For the past decade, SEARCH has been a lead participant in supporting efforts at the local, State, and Federal levels to plan for and successfully implement interoperable communications projects and initiatives. We have–

  • Played a key role in organizing the National Forum on Public Safety Broadband Needs
  • Hosted one of the first nationally focused interoperability summits held in 2006.
  • Organized and served as faculty to numerous interoperable communications conferences and workshops nationwide
  • Published nationally recognized communications interoperability guides and issue briefs and prepared mission-critical resources
  • Served in key policy advisory and operational roles for U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security communications interoperability programs, including managing and providing technical assistance under the national Interoperable Communications Technology Program of the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)  and SAFECOM.
  • Assisted with multijurisdictional terrorism response exercises and have substantial expertise in evaluating and writing regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans (TICP), Statewide Communications Interoperability Plans (SCIP), and Field Operations Guides (FOGs).

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Additional Resources

Need advice on communications interoperability or information sharing in public safety or emergency communications? Want resource materials? SEARCH is here to help through a variety of tools, resources and publications: