The Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) was formed in 2010 under the Joint Exercise of Powers Act, California Government Code Section 6500 et seq. to provide interoperable communications solutions to its members. SVRIA supersedes the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Project, established in 1998 by the Police and Fire Chiefs Associations and the County and City Managers Association.
Purpose and Mission
The Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) exists to identify, coordinate and implement communications interoperability solutions to its member agencies. The purpose of these projects is to seamlessly integrate voice and data communications between law enforcement, the fire and rescue service, emergency medical services and emergency management for routine operations, critical incidents and disaster response and recovery. SVRIA also provides strategic planning support for its members.
Member Agencies and Service Area
The Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) represents the interests of all public safety agencies in Santa Clara County through it’s 15 municipal members. Its service area is the Santa Clara Operational Area which includes the County of Santa Clara, its fifteen cities and towns, and all special districts.
Operational funding for the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) is provided through assessments to its members. The SVRIA operating and systems maintenance budget covers the cost of staff, maintenance of installed systems and reserves for equipment replacement. Specific projects are often funded by grants with some local matching funds.