The State Interoperability Council (IC) is established under Wis. Stat. § 15.315 and 323.29 to develop strategies and recommend standards and guidelines for achieving statewide communications interoperability for Wisconsin’s public safety community. The IC Charter outlines the authority, purpose, and responsibilities of the IC. Members are appointed by the Governor and represent key state and local stakeholders. 

As the main statewide planning and governance body for communications interoperability in Wisconsin, the IC has created several subcommittees and working groups to address particular communications issues. There are four subcommittees: 9-1-1, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Public Safety Broadband (PSB), and Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications (WISCOM). Additionally, the Communications Unit Workgroup falls under the LMR Subcommittee. On January 28, 2021 the IC adopted updated bylaws which govern each of the four subcommittees and provide more information about the responsibilities of each. The updated bylaws also require that a public notice be given when the IC intends to fill a vacancy on the LMR, WISCOM, or PSB Subcommittees. 

As of August 6, 2021, the IC intends to fill the following vacancies: 

 LMR Subcommittee 

1. Southwest Region Representative 

2. Local Law Enforcement Representative 

WISCOM Subcommittee 

1. Northeast Region Representative (2) 

2. Representative from an American Indian Tribe or Band 

3. Radio system administrator or technician representing an affiliated land mobile radio system managed by a local, county, or state government 

4. West Central Region Representative 

PSB Subcommittee 

1. Wisconsin Police Executive Group Representative 

To apply for a vacant position listed above, please submit an application using the following form: Subcommittee Membership Application 

All applications must be submitted using the form above or emailed to interop@wisconsin.gov by September 5, 2021, which signifies the end of the 30-day application period. 

For more information about the application process, please refer to the Steps for Applying for an IC Subcommittee Vacancy document found on the OEC web site (https://oec.wi.gov/).