​​​​​​​​​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



The Statewide Emergency Communications Board's membership is determined in accordance with Minnesota Statute and is detailed in Article III of the board's bylaws.



The SECB meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. The meeting location, as well as telephone conference and Internet connections for meetings will be provided at the top of the meeting’s agenda. The actual meeting date, time, and location can be found on the SECB calendar and on the meeting’s agenda.

Agendas and supporting materials for future meetings may be found on the Meeting Materials page.

Meeting materials must be submitted to the board's coordinator no later than 9 business days prior to the meeting.

Email: ECN@state.mn.us

Agendas, supporting materials, and approved minutes for past meetings may also be found on the Meeting Materials page.