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Interoperable Communications Planning


Oregon Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan  

What is the SCIP?

The Oregon Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan, or SCIP, serves as the reference and roadmap for stakeholders regarding public safety wireless voice and data interoperability in our state. It is a living document, and as such, reflects past progress, the timeliness of our strategic goals and initiatives, and projects future issues and needs critical to the delivery of public safety services.

The current SCIP​ was revised in August 2016.


SCIP Implementation

The SCIP Implementation Report provides an annual update on the state's progress in achieving the initiatives and strategic vision identified in the SCIP. 

The current SCIP Implementation Report was revised in October 2012.


Vision and mission for Oregon's interoperable and emergency communication

Vision | The ability of public safety responders to share information via voice and data communications systems, on demand, in real time, when needed, and as authorized.  

Mission | To strengthen partnerships, while leveraging current resources and capital improvements, to maximize voice and data interoperability.


Current Goals 

With each review of the SCIP, staff review the council's strategic goals and objectives. The following 12 goals can be found in more detail in the April 2013 version of the Oregon SCIP. Governance

Goal 1 | Formalize and maintain the SIEC as the public safety communications governing body.

Goal 2 | Review and update the SIEC charter document.

Goal 3 | Coordinate with FirstNet to support the development of Oregon's portion of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, NPSBN.

Standard operating procedures

Goal 4 | Create a process to oversee and maintain regional communications plans and related SOPs, e.g. Tactical Interoperable Communication Plans, TICP.


Goal 5 | Stay familiar with current and emerging communication technologies.

Goal 6 | As new systems are integrated, ensure continued operability and improve interoperability.


Goal 7 | Conduct training and education activities to demonstrate the benefits of a robust communications network.


Goal 8 | Create public / private partnerships to leverage existing capabilities and associated economies of scale.

Goal 9 | Identify and assist current and potential users of public safety interoperable systems.

Outreach and information sharing

Goal 10 | Continuously identify and understand changing state and local communication needs and capabilities.

Goal 11 | Educate state and local entities on the needs and capabilities of Oregon's public safety communications systems to achieve stakeholder buy in and make informed decisions.

Life cycle funding

Goal 12 | Document how state and local public safety communication systems will be funded and sustained.