ECN is working with our neighboring partners to identify gaps in interoperability across state and country lines. Over the past year, ECN has hosted workshops with Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota to open the lines of communication. ECN participates in cross-border exercises and engages in cross-border radio communications projects in pursuit of inter-state interoperability.
ECN also facilitates quarterly meetings with the Ontario/Minnesota Interoperability Workgroup and the Manitoba/Minnesota Interoperability Workgroup.
PSIC Border Control Stations
ECN has offered to install a radio control station capable of operating on ARMER at each border county's public safety dispatch center. States included in this project are: Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
These control stations are intended to establish baseline level-one interoperability between our state and our neighbors. Level-one interoperability is defined according to the Safecom continuum (see http://www.safecom.gov). Many Border Counties are taking advantage of this offer.
Interested parties should contact Ron Whitehead at Ron.Whitehead@state.mn.us.
Border Interoperability Contacts: