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U.P. 9-1-1 Authority

Background Facts

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.

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• 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.

View the  UP 911 Annual Report 2015

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.  

Read:   September 16, 2015, Press Release.

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.