U.P. 9-1-1 Authority
The "Upper Peninsula 9-1-1 Authority" was created through an agreement entered into under Michigan's Urban Cooperation Act ("Enabling Agreement"). This legal entity includes all fifteen (15) counties in the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. 9-1-1 Authority is responsible for coordinating and providing a variety of services with respect to 911 emergency call answering and service dispatching across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
• Interlocal Agreement established Fall 2008 with the 15 U.P. counties. One person from each county appointed to serve on the Authority.
• First meeting held January 30, 2009
• UPCAP is named Secretary/Administrative Agent of the Authority.
Starting September 21, 2015:
All U.P. 9-1-1 Call Centers can receive text messages in an emergency.
The U.P. 911 Authority has been working with Peninsula Fiber Network to bring this new technology to the Upper Peninsula.
UP 911 Authority & Peninsula Fiber Network Announce Next Generation 911 Service Implementation - October'14
View: October 22, 2014, Press Release describing how technological upgrades will enhance and expand 911 services for the Upper Peninsula - making it one of the most advanced systems in the country.
Visit the State 911 Committee webpage for current issues and resources around the state.