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Statewide Emergency Communications Board

Also known as:
Statewide Emergency Communication Board
Active dates:2013 -

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.
Preceded by:

The Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB), five Regional Communications Boards and two Regional Emergency Services Boards are at the center of Minnesota's interoperable communications governance structure. Reporting to each board are subcommittees and workgroups.

2013 legislation expanded and updated the authority of the Statewide Radio Board to include the latest emergency communication technologies. That same legislation authorized the Statewide Radio Board to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board which it did that year. 

Changes to the composition of the board were made in 2005, 2006, 2013 and 2015.  

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News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2020.
Record last updated: 01/14/2020

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