Emergency Communications Advisory Commission (ECAC)
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Emergency Communications Advisory Commission

The DPSC is overseen by the Board of Public Safety and the Emergency Communications Advisory Commission (ECAC). The ECAC's duties are as follows:

  1. The commission shall provide input to the chief of public safety communications regarding the public safety communications system and computer facilities maintained by the division of public safety communications.
  2. The commission shall hear all rate cases for services provided by the Division of Public Safety Communications to be established for customers and forward recommendations to the City-County Council for final approval.
  3. The fee per unit of equipment for those authorized by the commission and approved by the Department of Public Safety shall be $12.80 on the public safety communications system. This set fee shall remain in effect for at least a period of two years upon adoption of this chapter. Future fee structures shall be approved in accordance with this chapter.
  4. The commission will hear all requests for access to the public safety communications systems, with the exception of those defined in Section 251-231(e)(8)(b) of the Revised Code, and make a recommendation for approval to the chief of public safety communications.
  5. The commission may review interlocal agreements for purpose of comment subject to the Board of Public Safety’s approval.
  6. The commission may recommend a lower use fee structure for equipment on the system for consideration in the sharing of another user’s infrastructure, capital equipment and/or services to be rendered through an inter-local agreement with the Department of Public Safety, approved by the Board of Public Safety.

The ECAC has the following members:

  1. The director of public safety or the director’s designee;
  2. The county sheriff or the sheriff’s designee;
  3. The executive director of the health and hospital corporation of Marion County or the executive director’s designee;
  4. A member of a Township Fire Department, who shall be elected by majority vote at a meeting of elected Township Trustees; and
  5. A member of an excluded city law enforcement agency, who shall be appointed by majority vote at a meeting of the mayors of Lawrence, Beech Grove and Southport and the president of the town council of the Town of Speedway;
  6. A member of an excluded city fire department agency, who shall be appointed by majority vote at a meeting of the mayors of Lawrence, Beech Grove and Southport and the president of the town council of the Town of Speedway;
  7. A member of a school corporation or institution of higher education public safety’s law enforcement or emergency management system appointed by the City-County Council President;
  8. A member appointed by the Board of the Indianapolis Airport Authority to represent Public Safety; and
  9. A member of an included city or town law enforcement agency appointed by the City-County Council President.