PSERN Operator Overview

After the PSERN Project is completed in 2023, a new, nonprofit entity, the PSERN Operator, will begin owning, operating, and managing the emergency radio system. This will include any upgrades, updates or repairs to radio infrastructure going forward. When this transition occurs, all contracts, assets, and liabilities that the PSERN Project (housed under the umbrella of King County IT Department/Emergency Radio Communications Division) has amassed, on behalf of regional partners, will be transferred over to the new PSERN Operator.

The PSERN Operator will be formed 18 months prior to the end of the PSERN Project, allowing time to standardize rates, radio service logistics, and approach to performance quality. The first PSERN Operator Board of Directors meeting occurred on March 25, 2021 and more information can be found here.