New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Created through Executive Law section 717, the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC) is the principal state agency for all interoperable and emergency communications issues and oversees and directs the development, coordination and implementation of policies, plans, standards, programs and services related to interoperable and emergency communications, including those related to land mobile radio communications. OIEC supports emergency operations and planned events with assets and staff providing operational communication support as needed throughout the state. OIEC also maintains fixed land mobile radio sites around the state that support the mission of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
The Director of OIEC also serves as the Statewide Interoperable and Emergency Communications Coordinator and chair of the Statewide Interoperable Governance Board.