Contacted by Oneida County Sheriff Department to assist writing a grant to Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) for an Engineering Assessment Grant
Formed a 16 county group in northeast Wisconsin called North East Wisconsin Public Safety COMmunications (NEWCOM)
NCWRPC wrote and submitted a grant to OJA and was awarded a $640,000 planning grant.
NCWRPC wrote an RFP to hire a consultant to complete the engineering assessment.
CTA Communications from Virginia was hired to complete the study
CTA completes 16 county Regional Public Safety Radio Communications Systems Study.
NCWRPC and Oneida County submit a grant to OJA for radio equipment, based on CTA study.
OJA awards NEWCOM grant for $418,000 to purchase radio equipment. (MARC – WISPERN Project)
Draft Intergovernmental Agreement Establishing NEWCOM presented to group.
RFP for radio equipment (MARC – WISPERN Project) with the $418,000 equipment grant.
Radio equipment purchased. (MARC – WISPERN Project)
Intergovernmental Agreement signed by all participating counties to “officially form group.”
Drafted Mutual Aid Frequency Plan for NEWCOM.
First “official” NEWCOM Board Meeting.
Draft Strategic Plan for NEWCOM – future direction of the group.
Appropriation awarded for microwave links between Oneida and Vilas Counties and Oconto and Marinette Counties
NEWCOM Awarded grant for tabletop and functional exercise to test communication equipment.
Microwave links installed and functioning
2010 – 2017
State Interoperability Councils
Regional RFP for NG911 system 7 counties
Continue to work on compatibility and interoperability of county’s communication equipment and systems and to avoid duplication of equipment and services wherever possible.