State Radio System Vendors

The vendors listed below have the programming information necessary to update radios in preparation for the State Radio system upgrade. This should not be considered a vendor endorsement by the State of South Dakota and may not be a complete list of vendors.

Vendor Website Phone Number
B & L Communications   (605)337-3377
Dakota Electronics   (605)225-1672
MINN-KOTA Communications (701)642-9229
Rushmore Communications (605)348-4940
Tri-State Communications (402)494-5477
Two Way Solutions, Inc. Sioux Falls location: (605)334-9816
Watertown location: (605)878-0303
Vantek Communications (605)332-4144
Western Communications (605)342-7885
Greg Ehrsam (Motorola Escalation)   (612)597-7269

The Public Safety Communications Council

Interoperable communications in South Dakota have become increasingly more critical as joint response to emergencies has become more commonplace. In 2002, a statewide communications network was turned up to serve the communications needs among all first responders in the state. South Dakota was one of the first statewide systems to employ a trunked digital VHF network, and is now providing service to over 20,000 first responders with coverage to 98% of the 77,000 square miles of the state with over 57 tower sites.

To provide representative oversight for system protocols and operations, an Executive Order creating the South Dakota Public Safety Communications Council (SDPSCC) was signed by Governor Rounds in 2007, and updated by Governor Daugaard in 2018.