The Central Virginia Radio Communications Board (Radio Board) was formed in May of 1996 by an agreement between Amherst County, Bedford County, the then named City of Bedford, now the Town of Bedford, the City of Lynchburg, and the Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council, now named the Central Virginia Planning District Commission to jointly operate a regional communications system. In August 2020, the Regional Cooperative Agreement was amended to include Campbell County. CVPDC staff provides administrative and financial services to the Radio Board
Under the direction of the Radio Board, the regional communications system, which covers approximately 1800 square miles of the region with necessary and important emergency communications services, is closely monitored and serviced by the Board members to ensure continued emergency communication interoperability for police, sheriff, fire and rescue services as they travel throughout these jurisdictions.
On July 16, 2017, the Central Virginia Radio Communications Board switched to utilizing a digital platform to serve more than 2,800 users from the region’s law enforcement and public safety agencies. The development and implementation of the new P25-compliant digital radio communications system in our Region provides a secure inter-operable communications platform.
Having partnered together, the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, the Town of Bedford, and the City of Lynchburg continue to benefit from the strengths of this new system, along with other system users such as the Blue Ridge Regional Jail, CVCC, and Liberty University
For more information contact Matt Perkins.
Meetings of the Central Virginia Radio Communications Board
The Radio Board meets once per month on the the first Friday of each month, unless otherwise announced and adjusted by the Board. Current information reagarding time and location of Board Meetings can be found on on our Events Calendar. Both current and past agendas and minutes are available upon a request to Matt Perkins.
Central Virginia Radio Communications Board Bylaws (revised 06 November 2020)
Press Release: New Emergency Radio Communications System Improves Public Safety Communication to the Benefit of Emergency Responders, Residents and Visitors in Amherst County, Bedford County and the City of Lynchburg