Beginning in 2015, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation made a significant investment in its infrastructure that provides countywide radio communication for first responders. While Oklahoma Multi-Agency Communications System (OMACS) was first implemented to serve the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, that scope expanded. In recent years, the City of Midwest City, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and McClain County also have become infrastructure partners in the system.
OMACS provides a stable, secure framework for interoperable communications among tribal, state, county, and local first responders. This standards-based public safety communication system supports first responders in their service to citizens. As of April 2021 the system spans over 10,500 square miles, has 8 radio towers, including a statewide deploy-able Site on Wheels (SOW) and includes more than 2,900 radios.
The system is at the forefront of public safety communications. It provides rapid response and facilitates cooperation of emergency personnel through expanding coverage and advanced technology. It is a reliable, easy-to-use system that adheres to national standards. System operation is monitored 24 hours a day to ensure its readiness to assist Oklahoma’s first responders.