Welcome to the Ohio 9-1-1 Program Office

The Ohio 9-1-1 Program Office coordinates and facilitates communication concerning 9-1-1 issues among state, federal, regional and local 9-1-1 and public safety communications officials. Specifically, the office coordinates all Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESINet) Steering Committee activities to facilitate Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) state level efforts within the scope of wireless 9-1-1. The implementation of NG 9-1-1 will provide citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services. Additionally, through use of the ESINet, NG 9-1-1 will become a seamless, coordinated and efficient system available to all local 9-1-1 centers throughout Ohio.

PSAP Managers: For any 9-1-1 service issues, please contact your service provider.  If you are having difficulty getting issues resolved, you may contact the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by emailing OutageReport@puc.state.oh.us.


Ohio DAS Welcomes New Leadership - Thursday, January 31, 2019

With the arrival of 2019 comes change for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Specifically, with the new administration of Governor Mike DeWine, DAS has new leadership. Matthew M. Damschroder has taken over as the new director of DAS, and Ervan D. Rodgers II is serving as the State of Ohio’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and assistant DAS director. As such, Rodgers assumes the role of the non-voting chair of the Statewide Emergency Services Internet-Protocol Network (ESINet) Steering Committee.

Here is a portion of an introductory message from Rodgers that appeared in a recent edition of the IT Transformation newsletter published by DAS:

Prior to my appointment as the state CIO/assistant director, I was the CIO at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (AGO) where I focused on developing IT strategies to help better serve and protect Ohioans. This included hands-on experience with digitizing core business processes, e-business, developing value-added solutions, change management and mentoring management teams. I served on the board of directors for Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program; HandsOn Central Ohio, a nonprofit resource referral agency; CyberOhio Advisory Board; and the Franklin University Cybersecurity and Public Safety Advisory Board.

State of Ohio Chief Information Officer Ervan D. Rodgers II

Text-to-9-1-1 - Monday, February 4, 2019

As of January 2019, Ohio has 13 counties that currently accept Text-to-9-1-1, while an additional five counties have this program in development. (Map also available under Additional Resources.)


Upcoming Meetings

The next ESINet Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1:00 PM.  This will is tentatively scheduled as an in-person meeting. Details TBD.


Call-In: 1-614-230-0229
 Meeting ID – 81523#


Public Service Announcement

Click here to view the public service announcement from the 9-1-1 Program Office about knowing your location when you call 9-1-1.