Interagency Communications Interoperability System
A California Joint Powers Authority Agency
613 East Broadway, Suite 200, Glendale, CA 91206
Established in 2003 and Regionally Operational Since 2004
Contact Us: LMR@ICISystem.org
2023-2024 ICI Authority Governance Board & Staff
Chair Vice Chair
Michael Ellis, Police Chief Sheryl Davis-Moore, Police Commander
City of Pomona City of Glendale
Greg Barton, Fire Chief Jim Compton, Asst. General Manager BWP
City of Beverly Hills City of Burbank
Rocky Wenrick, Police Chief - Azusa Ken Powell, Fire Chief
Com-Net JPA City of Culver City
Carl Besanceney, Asst. Fire Chief - Torrance Alfredo Estrada, Assistant Fire Chief
INSB JPA City of Montebello
Anthony James, Deputy Fire Chief Maury Sumlin, Police Sergeant
City of Pasadena City of Santa Monica
Board Secretary Executive Director
Ray Edey, Glendale Police (Ret) Ray Edey
Redey@ICISystem.org o:(818)548-3151 c:(818)535-2970
Treasurer Business Manager
Rafi Manoukian, Treasurer Jason Bradford, CFO/CIO
City of Glendale City of Glendale
System & Master Site Administrator Legislative Committee Chair
Gordon Arnold, Glendale Vacant
Technical Committee Chair Operations Committee Chair
Ron Derderian, Beverly Hills Sheryl Davis-Moore, Glendale
More than 100 Public Safety Agencies and 28,000 First Responder Radios
If you build it, they will come. And this is apparently not only true of a farm-field baseball diamond, but also of a regional public safety radio network. The number of Police, Fire, and other First Responder agencies, such as Public Works and Public Utilities, employing the network as their primary mission critical communications platform has reached epic numbers. There are now more than 28,000 radios affiliated with the ICI System Network. That equates to thousands of first responders utilizing the ICI System Network in the protection of millions of citizens throughout the region.
HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS HAVE PAVED THE WAY TO A NEW TOMORROW FOR INTEROPERABILITY
We thank the Los Angeles County Police Chief's Association and the Los Angeles Area Fire Chief's Association for their invaluable support as we have pursued funding in very competitive Homeland Security grant processes. The awards received by ICI would not have been possible without their sponsorship and representation. This is especially true of the funding received via the State Homeland Security Grant Process (SHSGP) on an annual basis.
Actions by the LA/LB UASI Approval Authority, coupled with efforts put forth by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, have also enabled the I-C-I System JPA to compete for funding within the annual Homeland Security UASI Grant processes. After engaging a professional mediator who assessed regional interoperability in great depth and detail, the UASI and our public safety partners in the Los Angeles Region engaged in a concerted effort to attain true interoperability while recognizing the reality of a need to support more than one single system. This has resulted in awards of more than $5 Million in UASI funds since 2014 that have taken the I-C-I System to the next level. The funds were employed to establish the Santa Monica and South Bay INSB Cells, expand the Montebello P-25 Cell into Vernon, and enable Glendale to establish a second Master Site to provide full redundancy to the primary I-C-I System core. We look forward to integrating/interfacing with all similar LMR systems in the region and operating as “one” as we move forward with interoperability. The ICI System and its members are very grateful to the DHS and our regional UASI leaders for their support.
ICI HAS A NEW DOMAIN NAME!
ICISYSTEM.ORG has replaced our former domain name of ICISRADIO.ORG. Our new contact information is LMR@ICISystem.org
WASN'T ICI ONCE CALLED ICIS?
Yes, indeed it was. The JPA Governance Board authorized a migration to the new branding of The I-C-I System as of their February 2016 Meeting. Since that time we have been working to implement that change with minimal disruption and confusion. Use of the former ICIS branding has been discontinued. This was done in an effort to distance our branding from the acronyms by which certain subversive groups are known. Welcome to the ICI System Authority. And check out our new logo in the upper left part of this page!
ICI AND T-BAND
THE T-BAND AUCTION WAS REPEALED DECEMBER, 2020...
ICIS operates on T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz) and desires to remain within that same highly robust and effective spectrum range. ICIS urges Congress and the FCC to revisit the T-Band bill (Public Law 112-96/HR3630) and either extend the auction date to a more realistic point in time when an LTE Broadband solution for mission critical LMR communications emerges, or to abolish the legislated mandate altogether. There is presently no alternative spectrum available to replace the T-Band that is in use by countless first responders nationally and the cost of migrating T-Band systems to other existing bands is staggering (in the billions of dollars), far exceeding the potential revenues that may be generated by any auction of the T-Band spectrum itself.
WELCOME NEW SUBSCRIBERS
Federal Reserve Bank Police - L.A.
El Rancho Unified School PD
Chevron Refinery FD
SCIMO Industrial Mutual Aid Fire
NEW SUBSCRIBER CITIES
The San Gabriel Police Department and the Monterey Park Police Department are both now operating on the ICI System Network. Both city's fire departments were already on the network through the Verdugo Fire Communications system.
We also recently welcomed the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, and South Gate to the system.
The ICI System has migrated its Master Site, Redundant Master Site, Oat Mountain, and Hauser Peak Cells to TDMA. TDMA quite literally doubles the number of talk paths at a site without adding spectrum and costly hardware. This represents a terrific opportunity to increase system Capacity in critical areas.
Cells soon to be added include: Burbank, Pomona, East San Gabriel Valley (ComNet), Montebello, Beverly Hills, and Culver City.
The JPA and its Members are actively seeking additional funding to complete TDMA Licensing of the system. The entire network was built TDMA Capable when upgraded in recent years and the technology licensing is now the priority.