Communications Unit (COMU)
What is the COMU?
The COMU is a team of dedicated, specially trained personnel that responds Statewide, and occasionally nationwide, to requests for emergency/incident communications and interoperability support. It consists of volunteers supported by their public-safety agencies that perform leadership, technical support, operational, and administrative roles.
These roles include:
- Communications Unit Coordinator (COMC)
- Communications Unit Leader (COML)
- Communications Unit Technician (COMT)
- Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)
- Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD)
- Radio Operator (RADO)
- Information Technology Support Unit Leader (ITSL)
As communications technologies continue to advance, interoperable communications challenges increase and as such the importance of the COMU's role continues to increase. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our COMU membership and the agencies that support them!
What is the Communications Unit Executive Committee (COMUEC)?
The Communications Unit Executive Committee is a group of senior members and subject matter experts within the COMU that serves to support the SWIC in its decision-making and administration. The COMU works closely with the SWIC's office to vet COMU task book submissions, approve State qualification of new COMU members, and set policies and procedures.