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 09, 2022, the IC intends to fill the following vacancies:
- Northeast Region Representative
- Southeast Region Representative
- West Central Region Representative
- Fire Service – Career Agency
- Individual with experience/expertise in wireless broadband
- Professional Public Safety Communications Association
- Representative from American Indian Tribe or Band
- Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
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 email@example.com by September 08, 2022, 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 website (https://oec.wi.gov/).