Serving as staff for the Kansas SIEC, the KOEC works closely with public-safety practitioners throughout our state and nation to implement the strategies of the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan. The KOEC provides communications related technical assistance to responders in the areas of planning, training, exercise, technology, and project development/implementation.
The KOEC manages two deployable Communications on Wheels (COWs) whose primary function is to support 800MHz and interoperable comms throughout the state. In addition, the KOEC serves as the Emergency Support Function 2 (Communications) coordinator to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
In May 2013 the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and Adjutant General's Department collaborated to create a 911 Liaison position. The position is designed to enhance the provision of guidance and technical support by the Council to the 118 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Kansas; to assist PSAPs and regional groups of local jurisdictions with planning and implementation of Next Generation 911 services; and to provide technical support services to the Council and its sub-committees. This position is administratively located in the Adjutant General's Department which will further the collaboration between the Council and the Office of Emergency Communications in the provision of public safety communications services to PSAPs. The State 911 Liaison is Mr. Scott Ekberg.
Jason Bryant - Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)