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Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan  

What is the SCIP?

2014 SCIP Cover


The Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) is a locally-driven, multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary statewide plan to enhance emergency communications. The purpose of the Oklahoma SCIP is to serve as a central point of reference and operational roadmap for stakeholders committed to meeting the standard of public safety interoperable communications that has been established by the state. The SCIP outlines Oklahoma’s vision and mission for statewide interoperable communications and the goals and objectives required to achieve that vision. The goals and objectives in this plan are aligned to SAFECOM’s Interoperability Continuum while remaining relevant to Oklahoma's specific needs. 


The Oklahoma SCIP parallels a nationwide effort to enhance interoperable communications supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications (OEC). The SCIP also reflects the state’s commitment to aligning with the National Emergency Communication Plan (NECP). 


The SCIP is a living document reflecting past initiatives, describing current action and projecting future plans to move towards an optimal level of interoperability throughout the state.  It will be updated annually to reflect adjustments made to interoperability planning and to highlight goals that have been achieve.

Click here to view the 2014 SCIP.


Click here to view the 2012 SCIP



2011-2012 Strategic Initiatives 

The 2011-2012 strategic initiatives are specific projects that are intended to improve interoperable communications in Oklahoma and ultimately achieve the state's vision for statewide interoperable communications. All strategic initiatives support the goals and objectives in the Oklahoma SCIP and are aligned to the SAFECOM Interoperability Continuum. Oklahoma is the process of implementing the following strategic initiatives statewide:

Governance Initiatives
Initiative 1: Develop and implement a process for educating policy makers and public safety practitioners regarding interoperable communications issues and the Oklahoma SCIP.

Standard Operating Procedures Initiatives
Initiative 2: Develop and implement SOPs for all eight Oklahoma Homeland Security Regions. (Region One Complete; Regions Two-Eight in Process)
Initiative 3: Develop and distribute an Oklahoma Field Operations Guide (OKFOG).
Initiative 4: Update and publish the Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TIC-P) for the Central Oklahoma Urban Area. 
Initiative 5: Develop and publish a TIC-P for the Tulsa Urban Area. 

Technology Initiatives
Initiative 6: Create and adopt a plan for statewide narrowband compliance. (Phase I Complete)
Initiative 7: Develop and implement an STR. (Completed September 2011)
Initiative 8: Enhance and sustain a statewide shared 700/800 MHz system including infrastructure upgrades, additional coverage and additional users.
Initiative 9: Develop and implement plans for continued support of legacy systems through interfaces.
Initiative 10: Develop and implement migration plans for moving from existing technologies to newer technologies.
Initiative 11: Enhance and sustain tactical communications assets.
Initiative 12: Develop and Implement Voice and Data Technology Standards for Oklahoma state agencies. (Phase I Complete)
Initiative 13: Create and sustain a fixed mutual aid Cross-Band Stack repeater system.

Training and Exercise Initiatives
Initiative 14: Integrate communications components into regularly scheduled exercises.
Initiative 15: Develop and implement a process for training, exercising and deploying Communications Unit Leader (COML) and Communications Technician (COMT) personnel across the state.
Initiative 16: Develop and implement "Radio 101" training and Mobile Gateway/Tactical Communications Bridge training for public safety practitioners. 

Usage Initiatives
Initiative 17: Use the Communications Asset Survey and Mapping Tool (CASM) regularly to determine existing statewide assets and capabilities. 

Last Update January 2014