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Arizona Public Safety Communications Commission (PSCC) 

The mission of the PSCC is to enable real-time, interoperable communications between local, county, state, and federal public safety entities in the state of Arizona to effectively protect lives and property by promoting the development and use of standards-based systems, capitalizing on opportunities to share resources, applying best practices and lessons learned, and providing effective and reliable radio communicatioPSCC website is a portal to information about the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) and the Arizona Emergency Radio System (AERS) State Plan and technical standards.


SAFECOM is a communications program of the Department of Homeland Security. SAFECOM provides research, development, testing and evaluation, guidance, tools, and templates on interoperable communications-related issues to local, tribal, state, and Federal emergency response agencies.



Voter-approved public safety bond funds pay off "Putting Pima County in a Better State of Communications" 

FCC Public Notice Reminder of January 1, 2013 Deadline For Transition to Narrowband Operations in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz Bands and Guidance for Submission of Requests for Waiver and Other Matters - July 13, 2011 

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau extends 800 MHZ Rebanding Negotiation Period for Wave 4 Border Area NPSPAC and Non-NPSP AC Licensees along the U.S.Mexico Border 06/29/10 

FCC Public Notice Regarding Narrowband Migration Deadlines in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz Bands 12/11/09

FCC Announcement – Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band through Exchange of Information in the Rebanding Process (01/08/2007)

FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces that 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration will Commence February 1, 2007, in the NPSPAC Regions Assigned to Wave 4 for NPSPAC Channels (12/29/2006) 

FCC Adopts Solution to the Interference Problem Faced by 800 MHz Public Safety Radio Systems (07/08/04)