The mission of the Office of Unified Communications (OUC) is to provide accurate, professional and expedited service to the citizens and visitors of the District of Columbia. This service is performed by a team that handles emergency and non-emergency calls that are received when individuals dial 911and 311 in Washington, DC. OUC also provides centralized, District-wide coordination and management of public safety voice radio technology and other public safety communication systems and resources to District government agencies and several local, state, and federal partners.
Summary of Services
The Office of Unified Communications (OUC) handles 911 calls from people in Washington DC requesting police, fire and emergency medical services, with a goal to answer every call within ten seconds.
City Services & General Inquiries
OUC provides aone-stop customer service experience for residents and visitors of Washington DC via the 311 system. 311 is available24 hours a day, 365 days a year to inquire about city services or to request scheduled services such as trash removal, pothole repair, bulk pick-ups and recycling collection.
Citywide Radio Service
OUC provides centralized, District-wide coordination and management of public safety voice radio technology and other public safety wireless communication systems and resources. OUC provides these services to District agencies and other local, state, and federal entities within the National Capital Region.
911/311 Records Management
OUC maintains records and utilizes highly specialized archival systems to research files related to all911 and 311 communications. The purpose of this research is to provide audio files and other data to partnering local and federal government agencies, as well as the general public.