The mission of the Clackamas 800 Radio Group (C800) is to own and operate an effective and cost efficient public safety voice and data communications system to benefit the public safety providers that protect the citizens of Clackamas County. C800 was formed as an ORS 190 cooperative intergovernmental agency in 2000.
The Agency’s service area is 1,879 square miles and the service population is 397,385 (2015). The Agency’s population has experienced consistent growth (increase of 17%) over the past 10 years and continued growth is expected.
Partners & Members
There are many “Partners” that encompass and govern C800. The organizational and governance format provides an effective approach to public safety communications benefiting law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical service providers and the public they serve through a cooperative, partner-managed, information sharing, and communication systems/operations.
C800 also serves other public agencies as “Members”. These agencies are not involved in the governance of the organization nor do they contribute to capital costs, but they do pay a use fee. View List of Partners & Members »
The Radio System
Clackamas County in 2000, on behalf of C800, constructed the current 800MHz seven site radio system which was completed in 2002 and has since added four sites. The original funding, $15.1M, consisted of grant dollars and a short term borrowing by the County which the C800 Partners re-paid from operating funds. The expansions have been funded through grant dollars and operating funds.
Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA), a like ORS 190 agency in Washington County, manages and maintains the C800 radio system under an Intergovernmental Agreement.
C800 is funded by user fees from the participating jurisdictions.