On April 30, 2010 the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office took delivery of a state of the art interoperability communications vehicle. The Mobile Interoperability Gateway Unit (MIGU) is a communications resource developed through collaborative efforts of several state agencies and was paid for with Homeland Security Grant funds. It serves as California’s newest asset in establishing interoperability among disparate public safety radio systems at the scene of major incidents, as well as in providing redundant internet and telephone capabilities. There are six (6) MIGU’s being operated by the California Governors Office of Emergency Servcies, which are strategically located throughout California’s six mutual aid regions. San Mateo County was chosen to operate and maintain the MIGU assigned to Mutual Aid Region II.

Here are a few situations where a MIGU could be useful:

    • Secondary resource to assist with command level communications

    • Multi Jurisdictional Events 

    • Search & Rescue Events 

    • Mutual Aid Situations
    • Pre Planned Events

    • Natural Disasters