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OUC: Who We Are

OUC provides centralized, District-wide coordination and management of public safety voice radio technology and other public safety wireless communication systems and resources. Our mission includes the following:

  • Development and enforcement of policy directives and standards regarding public safety and non-public safety communications
  • Operations and maintenance of public safety and non-public safety voice radio technology
  • Management of the building facilities supporting public safety voice radio technology and call center technology
  • Review and approval of all agency proposals, purchase orders and contracts for the acquisition of public safety voice radio technology and call center technology systems, resources and services.

As an organization that is tasked with handling all 1.8 million 911 calls that occur in the District of Columbia each year, OUC carries tremendous responsibility. In addition to fielding these life-dependent calls, we also oversee all land and mobile radio systems tied to the response network.

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Click any of the links on the left menu to learn more about OUC systems, facilities and improvements.