URGENT: CALL-TO-ACTION Public Safety Communications

URGENT: CALL-TO-ACTION
Public Safety Communications

WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!

For several years the IACP has been fighting for the allocation of the D-Block to public safety—most notably, the IACP has supported S. 911, the SPECTRUM Act, which would allocate the D-Block to public safety, allow for the build out of an effective nationwide public safety wireless broadband network, set up a governance structure for the network and allocate funding for the network. Recently, the House of Representatives moved a piece of legislation that would allocate the D-Block but does not include the other provisions which the IACP and other public safety organizations have been working towards.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS AND ASK THEM

TO
OPPOSE ANY GIVE-BACK OF PUBLIC SAFETY’S EXISTING 700 MHz NARROWBAND SPECTRUM IN H.R. 3630
&
SUPPORT D-BLOCK ALLOCATION WITH SUFFICIENT FUNDING, AS WRITTEN IN S. 911, THE PUBLIC SAFETY SPECTRUM AND WIRELESS INNOVATION ACT OF 2011
&
CALL THEIR HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP TO INDICATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR THIS ACTION

While we greatly appreciate the House consideration of legislation to allocate D-Block to public safety and provide funding for the Public Safety Broadband Network, we have serious concerns for several provisions contained in the JOBS Act. The IACP urges you to contact your Representatives and Senators and tell them that Public Safety:

  1. Opposes the MANDATED GIVEBACK OF 14 MHz of CRITICAL PUBLIC SAFETY NARROWBAND 700 MHz SPECTRUM and GUARD BAND (Title IV, Section 4102 of H.R. 3630);
  2. Supports inclusion of the Allocation of the D-Block spectrum but requests sufficient funding of at least $10 Billion to public safety for broadband (S.911 AND H.R.3630 includes D Block allocation to public safety);
  3. Opposes the unworkable, unaccountable “Administrator” governance model language and supports the S. 911 Governance model (S.911 and Title IV of H.R. 3630).


 

Click below to visit the IACP’s Legislative Action Center to quickly and easily send a message to your Members of Congress. Included in the Legislative Action Center is a sample letter and contact information for your Members of Congress.
Legislative Action Center

The IACP has been working with the Public Safety Alliance and several other law enforcement and first responder organizations to coordinate this effort. Please take this opportunity to contact your Member of Congress and ask them to support public safety and our nation’s first responders. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Walter A. McNeil
President
IACP