Regional Interoperability Councils have been established to ensure that interoperability implementations address local concerns and unique regional circumstances while also adhering to the strategies and tactics adopted in the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP).
Regional Councils are chartered by the State Interoperability Council with membership based on representation from each county within planning regions already established by Wisconsin Emergency Management. (See map)
Each Council is supported by a grant-funded Regional SCIP Implementation Coordinator with experience in public safety communications and emergency response.
Regional SCIP Interoperability Coordinators are responsible for:
- Participate in monthly RIC phone calls with the Department of Justice and WEM
- Provide the region's first line of contact for WISCOM and conduct regional SCIP council meetings
- Arrange for weekly roll-calls in the region and share problems/lessons learned with DOT and DOJ points of contact
- Continue as necessary entering data into the Communications Assets and Survey Mapping (CASM) tool
- Continue to write/update the local Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) and assist with county TICPs
- As available, continue to participate in local exercises in regards to communication components
- Participate in the 2014 rewrite of the SCIP
Many councils are already formed and actively developing regional plans. Click the links to the left to learn about activities in your region or how to contact your Regional Interoperability Coordinator.