Welcome to the Oklahoma Wireless Information Network (OKWIN). This site is currently under construction. Please check back soon for updates!
OKWIN is a forty-two site, 800 MHz trunked public safety communications radio system. OKWIN is a partnership between the city of Edmond, city of Norman, city of Shawnee, city of Tulsa, city of Owasso and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS). All infrastructure equipment is owned and maintained by the OKWIN partners. The OKWIN system provides coverage to 70 percent of Oklahoma’s population. Coverage spans along Interstate 44 from the Texas border to the Missouri border and spans south of Oklahoma City along Interstate 35 to just north of Love County, near the Texas border. Additional sites are being added in Muskogee, Cherokee and Delaware Counties. Oklahoma’s three largest metropolitan areas are located within the coverage area of the OKWIN system. There are more than 520 agencies and 25,000 handheld and mobile radios currently operating on the OKWIN system.
The first five sites of the OKWIN system were installed in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area by DPS in the early 1980s. Additional sites in the Tulsa Metropolitan area were added to the network when the DPS and the city of Tulsa agreed to merge their two respective systems into a single system in the mid 1990s. Federal funding from the Homeland Security and Community Oriented Policing Services Grant Programs were used to integrate the cities of Edmond, Norman, Owasso and Shawnee’s existing 800 MHz trunked communication systems into the OKWIN system.
The OKWIN system is currently implementing the first of a three phase plan to upgrade to a standards based P25 shared system. Briefly, the three phases of the OKWIN expansion are described as:
1) Upgrade core infrastructure to P25
2) Upgrade subscriber units to P25
3) Upgrade tower infrastructure to P25
Upon fully migrating to a P25 shared system, the OKWIN network will be able to integrate with other P25-compliant systems located internal and external to Oklahoma. P25 will also allow public safety entities to purchase radio equipment from multiple vendors. OKWIN is also working with the Arkansas Wireless Information Network to connect the two systems utilizing P25 technology. The scope of this endeavor is still in the development process.
New User Instructions
All new users must complete the "New User Questionnaire" and the "800 MHz Programming MOU." (Both documents are available below.) Upon completion, mail the "New User Questionnaire" and mail three (3) signed copies of the "800 MHz Programming MOU" to the either the city of Tulsa or the Department of Public Safety as instructed in the "800 MHz Programming MOU."
For questions regarding OKWIN expansion or grant opportunities, please contact:
OKWIN Project Manager
Department of Public Safety