COOP Tabletop Exercise - September 17, 2020 - location TBD

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department of public safety - emergency communication networks

COOP Tabletop Exercise To Be Held In September

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COOP Exercise Will Build Upon Recent MN PSAP COOP Initiatives



A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Tabletop Exercise will be held this September. 

The exercise is designed to build upon recent PSAP COOP training and exercise initiatives undertaken within the State of Minnesota. 

During the exercise, participants will be provided with a scenario that centers on the requirement for one or more PSAPs to execute COOP operations.  

This facilitated discussion will allow PSAPs of all sizes and staffing levels to become better informed on associated PSAP COOP engagement protocols. 

Exercise objectives include:

  • Identify PSAP COOP shortfalls / best practices
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to verify and validate select aspects of their COOP
  • Assist participants with developing COOP training protocols and guidelines
  • Illustrate how PSAP COOP discussion-based exercises are planned, executed, and documented 


DATE:  Thursday, September 17, 2020

LOCATION:  To be determined (waiting for number of participants)

TIME:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (may be done earlier) 

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: Dispatchers, call takers, PSAP supervisors, fire, EMS, law enforcement, line-level supervisors, public services reps, radio system & IT subject matter experts, and industry partners. Feel free to forward this to appropriate personnel.

COST:  There is no cost to attend / participate in this exercise; however, travel expenses are the individual's responsibility.  

ADDITIONAL:  There will be an Initial Planning Meeting on Wednesday, May 13 (thinking positively) and a Final Planning Meeting on Tuesday, September 29 - locations to be determined. It is strongly recommended participants make every effort to attend planning meetings. There will also be an After Action Meeting - date and location to be determined. 

REGISTRATION:  To register, email Cathy Anderson, ECN Standards & Training Coordinator.  Include your position title, agency, work address, and phone number.  Register by April 24, 2020. 

For complete exercise information, click here