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California Emergency Management Agency. Mike Dayton, Acting Secretary

The Public Safety Radio Strategic Planning Committee (PSRSPC)

PSRSPC at a Glance
The California Public Safety Communications Act of 2002 (Government Code §§8592 – 8592.7) directs the PSRSPC to have primary responsibility in state government for the following:

  • Developing and implementing a statewide integrated public safety communications system that facilitates interoperability among state public safety departments as well as other first response agencies, as the committee deems appropriate.
  • Coordinating other shared uses of public safety spectrum consistent with decisions and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Committee consists of representatives from the following state entities:
  • California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)
  • California Military Department (CMD)
  • Department of California Highway Patrol (CHP)
  • Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
  • Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
  • Department of Fish and Game (DFG)
  • Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Water Resources (DWR)
  • Department of Public Health (CDPH)
  • Department of Finance (DOF)
  • Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
  • Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Develop, implement, and administer an innovative, inclusive, scalable, and sustainable statewide plan that facilitates wireless communications system modernization and interoperability and ultimately provides effective, seamless, and reliable public safety services throughout California.

To provide the leadership needed that allows California to effectively leverage existing investments in communications infrastructures while moving rapidly and decisively to meet targeted goals for improved interoperability, universal statewide access, enhanced modernization, increased functionality, and adequate channel availability throughout California in support of public safety.

PSRSPC consults with the following organizations and entities
  • California State Peace Officers Association
  • California Police Chiefs Association
  • California State Sheriffs' Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Fire Chiefs Association
  • California State Association of Counties
  • League of California Cities
  • California State Firefighters Association
  • California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association
  • CDF Firefighters
  • California Union of Safety Employees
Technical Working Group (TWG)
The TWG is composed of staff assigned by PSRSPC member agencies and functions as the primary focal point for ongoing technical assignments.

Coordination with California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (CalSIEC)
The PSRSPC is required to meet at least twice a year, of which one meeting shall be a joint meeting with CalSIEC to enhance coordination and cooperation at all organizational levels and to provide a cohesive approach to communications interoperability.