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Emergency Communication Networks

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


The Emergency Communication Networks Division is in the process of reclassifying all standards. It has been determined that a new system is necessary to clearly identify standards for all areas governed by the Statewide Emergency Communication Board. The new categories include: Governance, NG9-1-1, GIS, Land Mobile Radio, Wireless Broadband, IPAWS, Interoperability, Finance, Compliance & Conflict Resolution and Miscellaneous.

During this process a Legacy Standard number will be added to the existing document. The content of the Standard will not change.

For additional information or questions about this process, please contact Standards and Training Coordinator Cathy Anderson.


The Standards list below is grouped by Section. Clicking on the plus sign or the word "Section" will reveal all items in that section.  At any time, this list may be sorted and filtered by clicking on column headings. Hovering above each column heading will reveal a down arrow on the right. Clicking that arrow will reveal sort and filter options.

A flow chart showing the process for creating a Standard for submittal to the Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB) for approval has been developed and can be accessed here.  If you need any assistance or are not sure about the viability of your Standard request, please contact Cathy Anderson, Standards & Training Coordinator, at

A blank standards form can be found here.

Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
expand Section : 1 - Management of System ‎(25)
expand Section : 2 - Configuration and Allocation ‎(11)
expand Section : 3 - Interoperability Standards ‎(34)
expand Section : 4 - Maintenance ‎(9)
expand Section : 5 - System Access by Non-Governmental Organizations ‎(4)
expand Section : 6 - Financial Policies and Procedures ‎(1)
expand Section : 7 - Compliance and Conflict Resolution ‎(4)
expand Section : 8 - Miscellaneous ‎(2)

Standards Workgroup

The ARMER Standards Workgroup falls under either the Land Mobile Radio Committee or the Interoperability Committee. The workgroup is tasked with updating standards as well as Best Practice Guides. Standards calls will occur Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.   When working on Best Practices Guides, calls will occur on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  All are free to join.

If you would like to be involved with the Workgroup, please email ECN Standards Coordinator Cathy Anderson at