Section 25-53-171, Mississippi code of 1972, establishes the Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission to ensure critical personnel have effective communications services available in emergency situations. The enabling legislation specifically directs the Commission to implement a statewide wireless communications system for state and local governments that enables interoperability between various wireless communications technologies. The Commission is further tasked with the responsibility for approving all wireless communication purchases within the state and for setting forth rules and regulations governing these purchases.
The Commission normally meets at 1:30 P.M. on the first Thursday of each month in the Woolfok Building, Room 145, 501 N. West Street, Jackson, MS, 39201. The Commission also has established ad hoc working committees to handle specific tasks and initiatives within the Commission’s purview.