Connecticut Public Safety Interoperable

Communications Executive Committee

An ad hoc communications interoperability working group was organized May 2002 by the Governor and led by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to address the immediate needs of the first responder community in the State. 

State and local fire, police, medical, transportation, environmental, information technology and emergency management personnel were represented.  The working group focused its collective attention on the following issues:

  • Interoperability at the incident/unified command level.
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Interoperability at the functional level.  

In 2007 this ad hoc group was formally organized as the Connecticut Public Safety Interoperable Communications Executive Committee (CPSICEC). This group is organized as a sub-committee of the DEMHS Coordinating Council organized in accordance with Title 28 of the Connecticut General Statutes, is the Federally recognized State Interoperable Communications Executive Committee (SICEC) for Connecticut. Its mission is to

Provide for statewide telecommunication infrastructure and protocol that will allow timely, efficient and cost-effective communications (voice, data, video) for all public safety and public healthcare agencies (state, regional and local) to be able to serve as an alert system and provide appropriate, coordinated response to any and all emergencies.

The CPSEIC has several sub-Committees:


Charged with developing minimum standards for communications interoperability and  insuring that communications systems and communications hardware procured meet or exceed the standards. The technical committee also develops and reviews designs of interoperable communications systems, and recommends appropriate action to the CPSICEC.


Charged with planning development and implementation of training programs in the use of interoperable communications systems.

700 MHz Planning

Charged with developing and maintaining a plan for the use of 700 MHz radio channels, reviewing and making recommendations to the CPSICEC for action on requests to FCC Region 19 700 MHz regional plan update committee.