Program Leadership

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The Texas Public Safety Broadband Program (TxPSBP) operates within the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Law Enforcement Support division, under the leadership of Assistant Division Director Todd Early.

Todd is the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) and the Texas Single Point of Contact for FirstNet. He is also a member of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Council (PSAC), representing the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC).

Todd is also the Director of the Public Safety Communications Service for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has oversight of 26 communications facilities, 10 wireless communications radio shops and the State’s mobile emergency communications program.
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Regional Connections

The Texas Interoperable Communications Coalition (TxICC) is the governance body for the TxPSBP. It is a voluntary association of Texas government stakeholders that was chartered to develop the Texas Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP).

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The TxICC has a 28 member council, called the SCIP Executive Council (SEC), which votes on actions brought before them by the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator or TxICC members at-large. The delegates also act as the points of contact for local stakeholders regarding the Public Safety Broadband Network.

Click on the Council of Government or Tribal Nation below to see the SEC delegate contact for that area:

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Concho Valley Council of Governments West Central Texas Council of Governments Nortex Regional Planning Commission North Central Texas Council of Governments Heart of Texas Council of Governments Texoma Council of Governments Ark-Tex Council of Governments East Texas Council of Governments Brazos Valley Council of Governments Central Texas Council of Governments Deep East Texas Council of Governments Capital Area Council of Governments South East Texas Regional Planning Commission Houston-Galveston Area Council Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission Alamo Area Council of Governments Coastal Bend Council of Governments Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council South Texas Development Council Middle Rio Grande Development Council Rio Grande Council of Governments Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission South Plains Association of Governments Panhandle Regional Planning Commission The Tigua Indian Tribe of Texas Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

 

 

Strategic Advisory Groups

Texas established Strategic Advisory Groups (SAGs) to assist with data collection efforts and other aspects of planning for public safety broadband. Members were drawn from the TxICC as well as public safety organizations across the state.

  1. First Responder/Discipline Focused SAGs
  2. Rural SAG
  3. Public Safety Answering Points/Next Generation 9-1-1 SAG
  4. Private Sector/Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster SAG
  5. Education SAG
  6. State Agency Advisory Group
  7. Tribal SAG

The current SAGs include Social Media, Training and the Public Safety Broadband Network.