Communications Unit Recognitions Program
The Communications Unit Recognitions Program was first created in 2013 through a Technical Assistance offering from the U.S. DHS/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) that established standard operating guidelines for recognizing individuals who have completed their All-Hazards Position Task Book.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program became inactive shortly after inception until the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Interoperability Unit and several subject matter experts began a re-write of the standard operating guidelines in the summer of 2016.
On February 9th, 2017, the Interoperability Council approved the updated program and standard operating guidelines (version 2.0) to ensure there is cooperation, communication, and coordination amongst all participants. The updated program will also maintain a viable and effective Communications Unit recognitions system and will enhance the professional credibility of Type 4 and 5 position-specific roles.
For more information on recognition processes, please refer to the WI COMU Standard Operating Guidelines 2.0.
Communications Unit Workgroup
Under the WI COMU Standard Operating Guidelines 2.0, a Communications Unit Workgroup (COMU WG) was established to provide quality assurance reviews of pending applicants and make recommendations to the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Subcommittee as authorized by the Interoperability Council.
The Workgroup is comprised of the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), COMU subject matter experts, and a designated Wisconsin Emergency Management training officer. An official roster can be found here.
For more information on the Communications Unit Workgroup, please reference Appendix D of the WI COMU Standard Operating Guidelines 2.0.
For the purpose of signing off Position Task Books, current members of the Communications Unit Workgroup who are recognized as COMLs are authorized to be final evaluators at this time. Please click the following link for an official list of contact information for authorized final evaluators.