Standards, Protocols and Procedures

Section 1 – Management of the System

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1.5a Revisions and Changes Set forth the process by which these standards, protocols and procedures will be revised and/or changed. Click to download 0.02 MB
1.7 Subscriber Radio Standards Set minimum technical and performance standards for subscriber radios allowed to operate on the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER). To establish a policy avoiding premature obsolescence of subscriber radios. To establish procedures for the Statewide Radio Board to measure, test, certify and publish a list of subscriber radios which are approved for use on the system. Click to download 0.02 MB
1.8.1 Bi-Directional Amplifier Systems Establish the procedure for approval of installations of bi-directional amplifier systems (BDAs) to the regional public safety radio system. Click to download 0.03 MB
1.10.1 Requesting Full Participation Establish a procedure for an eligible entity, such as a county, a city, an EMS provider, or a special purpose governmental agency to apply for full participation in the region-wide 800 MHz digital trunked public safety radio system. Click to download 0.03 MB
1.10.2 Configuration Approval Establish a procedure for obtaining approval of the technical design configuration developed by an entity requesting full participation in the region-wide 800 MHz digital trunked system. Click to download 0.03 MB
1.10.3 Requesting Limited Participation Establish a procedure for requesting limited participation in the regional 800 MHz digital trunked radio system. Click to download 0.03 MB
1.11.4 Training 800 MHz Radio Users Establish the minimum training standards for radio operators. Click to download 0.08 MB
1.11.5 Training Non-Participating Radio Users Establish the minimum training standards for radio operators having access to interop channels of this system. Click to download 0.13 MB
1.14.0 Application for Membership or Participation Establish policies and procedures for application for participation in the Board. Click to download 0.55 MB
1.15.0 Prioritization of CCGW Port Utilization Establish prioritization for use of CCGW (Conventional Channel Gateway) ports on the ARMER system Click to download 0.08 MB

Section 2 – Configuration and Allocation

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2.5 Talkgroup & Radio Priorities Establishing varying priority levels for talkgroups is to assure the most critical talkgroups on the system are granted a channel as quickly as possible when and where the system is experiencing busy conditions. Click to download 0.03 MB

Section 3 – Interoperability Standards

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3.14.0 CM Clear Mode Interops Establish policy & procedures for use of the CM Region clear mode interoperable ARMER common pool talk groups. These Regional talkgroups are intended to facilitate communications between all disciplines and agencies that typically do not communicate with each other on a regular basis/daily basis. Click to download 0.13 MB
3.14.2 Utilization of CM-EMSHAIL, EMH-CMHSP, EMH-WCHSP Establish policy & procedures for use of CM Regional clear mode discipline specific talk groups. These regional talk groups are intended to facilitate communications between entities within disciplines that typically do not communicate with each other on a regular basis/daily basis. Click to download 0.07 MB
3.15.0 How to Use Scene of Action (SOA) Provide standards, protocols, procedures, and operating parameters for Scene of Action (SOA). Click to download 0.09 MB
3.16.0 Statewide Incident Response TG's: STACs, ETACs, FTACs & LTACs Establish policy & procedures for use of standardized statewide 800 MHz major incidents response interoperability talkgroups and standardized incident command zones in user radios. Click to download 0.20 MB
3.17.0 Criteria for State Certification as a Communications Unit Leader Type III Establish protocols and procedures to be used for certification and re-certification of Communications Unit Leaders Type III (COML) in the state of Minnesota. Click to download 0.63 MB
3.17.4 Pre-Scheduled Event and Exercise Communications Planning Establish protocols and procedures to be used for planning communications for large pre-planned events or exercises that effect multiple agencies or jurisdictions. Click to download 0.08 MB
3.19.0 Use of Encrypted Common Pool Talkgroups Establish policy & procedures for use of the CM RRB 800 MHz Encrypted common pool talk groups. The Regional Encrypted talkgroups are intended to facilitate encrypted communications between law enforcement agencies that typically do not communicate with each other on a regular basis/daily basis. Click to download 0.09 MB
3.24 RF Control Stations Establish procedures for the use of RF control stations for various purposes. Establish procedures for use of hailing talk groups. Click to download 0.06 MB
3.28.1 Use of CM Emergency Management Talkgroup CM EM Establish operational policy for use of the Central Minnesota Emergency Management Talk group - CM EM. Click to download 0.12 MB
3.33.1 STR Radio Cache Establish policies and procedures for the deployment and use of the STR 800 MHz Radio Cache. Click to download 0.05 MB

Section 4 – Maintenance

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4.10.0 System Maintenance: Programming & Qualifications Establish the minimum qualification standards for system technical staff, both in‐house and contracted. To ensure system functionality and integrity is maintained by requiring system configuration, maintenance and repair functions to be performed by qualified personnel. Click to download 0.10 MB

Section 5 – System Access by Non-Governmental Organizations

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5.3 Hospital Access Establish a policy that provides for hospital security voice communications over the regional Click to download 0.01 MB
5.4 Non-Governmental Use for emergency Coordination Establish a policy that provides for non-government entities and individuals not specifically addressed in other ARMER or CMRAC standards, which in an emergency or under contract, require cooperation and coordination with governmental users, to be included as “Authorized Users” of the regional 800MHz trunked digital public safety radio system for communications services. Click to download 0.02 MB

Section 6 – Board Financial Policies and Procedures

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Section 7 – Compliance and Conflict Resolution

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7.1 Audit Monitoring Process Describe the process by which the practices of the users of the Regional Public Safety Radio System will be monitored and/or audited to ensure compliance with the standards, policies and procedures set forth by the Metropolitan Radio Board. Click to download 0.02 MB
7.2 Response to Non-Compliance Describe the consequences of non-compliance. These consequences will be spelled out for varying degrees and duration of non-compliance. Click to download 0.02 MB
7.3 The Appeals Process Describe the process by which a decision of the owner agency, SMG, RAC, CMNRRB Executive Director or the CMNRRB may be appealed. Click to download 0.02 MB

Section 8 – Miscellaneous

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Notification of Membership Change Procedure Click to download 0.02 MB
Membership Appointment Form COUNTY Click to download 0.01 MB
USER Membership Form COUNTY USER Committee Click to download 0.01 MB

Appendices

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APPENDIX 2 - Definitions & Acronyms Clarify terms used throughout the standards, protocols and procedures manual. Click to download 0.07 MB
APPENDIX 8 - Audit & Monitoring Checklists A guide for scheduling monitoring and addressing audit activities as set forth in Section 7 Compliance and Conflict Resolution, Sub-Section 7.1 Auditing and Monitoring Process. Click to download 0.01 MB
APPENDIX 9 - Radio Shop Checklist A checklist that can be used when choosing a radio shop. Click to download 0.01 MB
APPENDIX 10 - Technician Checklist A checklist that can be used when choosing a technician. Click to download 0.01 MB
APPENDIX C - Talkgroup Permission Letter Template Talkgroup Permission Letter Template. Click to download 0.01 MB