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The Statewide Emergency Communications Board provides leadership to set the vision, priorities and technical roadmap for interoperable communications and alert and warnings across the state.

The board's priorities are to:
  • Ensure advances in technology will be implemented to enhance the ability for all residents to call for help.
  • Provide confidence that responders in every corner of the state have the ability to communicate with each other during an emergency.
  • Enable all counties to effectively alert and warn residents and visitors of impending danger.
The Statewide Emergency Communications Board, originally called the Statewide Radio Board, was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2004. Its initial requirement was to implement the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) system.


Enable emergency responders and citizens to communicate easily and respond immediately in critical emergency situations by providing reliable and robust systems for interoperable communications across counties, state, federal and tribal regions.



The safety of Minnesota's emergency responders, citizens and visitors is accomplished through state-of-the-art interoperable public safety communications systems. 

Core Values 

  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Consistency

Strategic Plan