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Public Safety

Black & Veatch’s public safety consultants and design-build teams have earned the reputation of valued partners for decades of service to the public safety industry.

Public Safety

We deliver a vertically integrated solution for upgrading or building a wireless public safety communications system. Our ability to provide services from the initial planning and consulting phase through engineering and construction offers our clients more control over the network implementation from a single-source provider. Our engineering and construction professionals have built everything from radio, microwave and fiber optic networks to executing nationwide LTE deployments for the top wireless carriers.

As the industry faces the changes expected from FirstNet, Black & Veatch is assisting states with the due diligence required to understand network requirements and performance expectations. Ultimately, this work helps them with the decision to opt-in or opt-out of FirstNet. Deep-rooted in the LTE carrier expansion, our experience gives our clients the knowledge and insight to proceed with confidence.

Public Safety offerings we provide include:

Communications Centers: Emergency communications centers must operate 24/7/365, and be prepared for activity levels to spike in an instant. We design centers that are disaster-ready.

Land Mobile Radio: Whether conventional or trunked, analog or digital, regional or statewide, Black & Veatch’s service portfolio provides all of the answers to a complete turnkey implementation.

LTE Broadband: LTE deployments of any size and location can be complex. We emphasize flexible, scalable solutions through a variety of delivery models to fit our client’s specific needs.

Next Generation 9-1-1: Beyond just voice, the nation’s 9-1-1 centers need to accept text, data, images and streaming video at a 24/7/365 operation.