Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee (NPSCC)

 The Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee (NPSCC) is hereby established to:

  1. Advise the Commission on Homeland Security on the compatibility and interoperability of information systems and systems of communication used by response agencies within this State.
  2. Advise the State Administrative Agent on all communications related funding, including, but not limited to, the prioritization of the state’s investment in communications systems and the advancement of statewide communication and interoperability goals.
  3. Serve as the coordinating body for communications systems operating within the State, including statewide, federal, tribal, local and discipline-specific systems.
  4. Serve as the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) for issues related to public safety communication and involving the Federal Communications Commission.
  5. Serve as the Statewide Interoperability Governing Body (SIGB).
  6. Advise the Statewide 911 Coordinator.
  7. Perform an annual review of the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan and provide the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator with guidance to improve operational and interoperable communications in the State.
  8. Designate working groups as appropriate to address issues facing interoperable communications in Nevada, including but not limited to, 911 Services/Public Safety Dispatch, Nevada’s participate in the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, and the Nevada Core Systems Program.
  9. Support outreach and education on existing, new and emerging technologies affecting Nevada responders and agencies.
  10. Advise the Governor to opt-in or opt-out of the nationwide interoperable broadband network established by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act).

Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee Roster

  1. The Governor shall appoint the following members to the NPSCC who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor: 
    1. Director of the Department of Public Safety; Jim Wright 
    2. Chief Information Officer for the State of Nevada; Vacant
    3. Nevada Department of Transportation Representative; Rudy Malfabon  
    4. Nevada National Guard Representative; Mitchell Sperling 
    5. Homeland Security Commission Representative; Christopher Ipsen 
    6. Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association Representative; Scott Taylor
    7. Nevada Fire Chiefs Association Representative; Matthew Morris
    8. Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Representative; Nathaniel Hunkup 
    9. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Representative; Michael Barnbeck
    10. Southern Nevada Area Communications Council Representative; Louis Amell  
    11. Washoe County Regional Communications System Representative; Michael Brown 
    12. Nevada System of Higher Education Representative; Sandra Gayle Barfield 
    13. NV Energy Representative; Kevin Judice
    14. Nevada Hospital Association Representative; Vacant 
    15.  Public safety representative from a county whose population is less than 100,000; Gary Hames  
    16. Chief of the Division of Emergency Management, as a non-voting member; Caleb Cage 
    17. Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, as a non-voting member; Vacant
    18. Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency or First Responder Network Authority as a non-voting member; Thomas  Lawless 
     
  2. The Governor shall appoint two co-chairs of the NPSCC from the membership of the body; at least one of the co-chairs shall be a state representative. The NPSCC may select one of the co-chairs to serve as a delegate of the NPSCC in order to represent the NPSCC’s interests for purposes of information gathering and government relations on matters relating to the First Responder Network Authority. 
    1. Director Jim Wright - DPS
    2. Director Michael Barnbeck - LVMPD
     

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